Parts of Twin Falls Hit by Power Outage
TWIN FALLS, Idaho
UPDATE: Idaho Power is still working to get power back on to about 411 customers after a tree knocked out power earlier this morning. According to Idaho Power, originally 1,684 customers were without power Thursday morning at around 6:44 a.m. Power is expected to be restored by 1 p.m.
UPDATE: Now, around 400 customers have been impacted by a power outage in the northeastern parts of Twin Falls. The estimated repair time is still noon. Idaho Power is also reporting another, smaller, power outage in the downtown area impacting roughly 16 customers.
(KLIX)-Power is out in parts of Twin Falls this morning. According to Idaho Power, around 1600 customers are without electricity this morning. The cause is listed as "line interference' and is expected to be repaired by noon.
The following is a list of tips provided by Idaho Power when the power goes out:
Check our Outage Map. If you don’t see your outage, you can report it online or by phone at 1-800-488-6151. You can also sign up to receive text alerts.
For safety reasons, use battery-powered lights instead of candles.
Never use an electric generator indoors, inside the garage or near the air intake of your house. If you plan to use a generator during an outage, ensure it meets National Electrical Code Articles 701 and 702 and does not interconnect with Idaho Power’s electrical system. If you have questions, contact us beforehand at 208-388-2323 or 1-800-488-6151. In addition, check out this Using Portable Generators Safely brochure.
To protect your appliances, machinery and equipment, turn off any that were in use when the power went out. Make sure to turn off electric ranges or space heaters to prevent the possibility of a fire if you’re away when power is restored. Keep one light on so you know when power has been restored.
After power has been restored for about 10 minutes, begin turning back on appliances and lighting in 10-minute phases. This keeps circuits from overloading and helps to more quickly and safely restore everyone’s power.
Avoid opening refrigerator and freezer doors to keep food cold longer, and keep a large block of ice in the freezer.
If you notice a downed power line, stay at least 100 feet back and report it to Idaho Power by calling 1-800-488-6151. Read more about being safe around downed power lines.