ST. GEORGE — Power was out briefly along Bluff Street during the morning rush hour Friday, and the culprit was a “large bird,” according to city officials.

The outside of the 3 Amigos Market on Bluff Street is seen in the morning as workers prepare for opening, St. George, Utah, Feb. 23, 2024 | Photo by Chris Reed, St. George News

The outage began at 7:22 a.m. and lasted for 30 minutes, affecting homes, businesses and traffic around the corner of Bluff Street and 400 North. 

Traffic lights were out and St. George Police was on scene to assist. David Cordero, a spokesperson for the city of St. George, said the outage affected mostly the area near Sandtown Park.

“A large bird got into the lines behind the 3 Amigos Market,” Cordero said in a text sent to St. George News. 

It turned out that the bird at fault was a goose.

Local power crews were seen flying to the power lines behind the market at 325 N. Bluff Street and at about 7:50 a.m., power was restored.

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