Power Outage in Pocatello, ID

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Over 2,100 Idaho Power customers in Pocatello area without electricity after power line issue ignites brush fire | Freeaccess | idahostatejournal.com

POCATELLO — A power line issue caused a brush fire and large-scale power outage in the Pocatello area on Monday afternoon.

Jul 11, 2022

Power line issue causes brush fire, blackout in Pocatello area | Freeaccess | idahostatejournal.com

POCATELLO — An issue with a power line caused a brush fire and power outage in the Pocatello area on Thursday night.

Jun 30, 2022

Car crash knocks out power to over 1,100 Idaho Power customers in Pocatello | Freeaccess | idahostatejournal.com

POCATELLO — Over 1,100 Idaho Power customers on the city’s north side were without power for over four hours on Sunday after a car struck a power pole.

Jun 19, 2022

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It appears that the power outage in Pocatello was caused by squirrel doing a head on with a transformer. Is it not nice to know how resilient our power grid is. Very secure, right?

Mj Smith | June 23, 2022  

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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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Pocatello, Idaho

City Pocatello
County Bannock
State Idaho (ID)
Country United States
Zip Codes 83201, 83202, 83204, 83205, 83206, 83209