Teton Village remains without power
after 17 75-foot-tall steel transmission towers toppled Tuesday night.
“They took each other out,” Lower Valley Energy spokesman Brian Tanabe said.
Teton County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Matt Carr, who was on scene Tuesday night, said he had never experienced winds in the valley like those that were blowing. Gusts as high as 75 mph were clocked at the top of the Aerial Tram on Tuesday evening.
“To see those huge steel power poles folded,” Carr said, “it’s amazing.”
The steel poles that went down are 40 years old, which isn’t that old for transmission poles, Tanabe said.