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Meridian Power Outages Caused by Weather
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Many Boiseans woke up Monday morning to snow sticking on grass and cars. In downtown Boise, the chairs and tables at restaurants’ outdoor patios were covered in snow.
As temperatures increase, Idaho Power will see the demand for energy increase as well, which will put stress on the power grid.
They may be small, but outages are affecting over 2,000 Idaho Power customers Wednesday across the Treasure Valley. While so many have the cause as unlisted, the wind storm Tuesday night most certainly didn't help. The outages are affecting almost every area in the Treasure Valley. From Boise to Homedale, and from Nampa all the way to Donnelly. Most of the outages on the Idaho Power outage map do not currently have estimated resolve times.
Crews have restored power to many homes after a Wednesday storm knocked out power for thousands of residents around Meridian.
Thousands of people are without power across southern Idaho Tuesday morning after a day of heavy winds. Idaho Power's outage map shows customers without power in Boise, all around the Twin Falls area, and eastern Idaho getting hit especially hard. Most of the outages showing a resolution time estimated before noon on Tuesday. On Monday, severe winds between 30 and 60 miles per hour knocked down trees and caused many problems for truckers and other motorists.
Some people were in the dark on this Wednesday morning. Earlier, Wednesday roughly 1,300 people were without electricity between Meridian and Boise near Interstate-84. It's unclear whether the outage was related to the storm front that's moving into the area. Two other smaller outages are reported in the valley.
Idaho Power are working to get power restored to thousands of customers, from Boise to Kuna, Saturday morning. In Boise, close to 5,000 customers are without power due to two separate power line issues. At this time, both issues have been unassigned. Close to 500 customers are without power in the Kuna area. A crew is assigned to this issue. In Meridian, over 1,000 customers are affected. A crew has been dispatched. You can check the most updated information through Idaho Power's outage map.
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.
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