Downed power line causes outage in SE Idaho
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- Rocky Mountain Power says 14,700 customers in southeastern Idaho woke up Monday morning without power as overnight temperatures dipped below zero and the wind made it feel much colder.
The Monday morning outage affected Ashton, Rexburg, St. Anthony, Sugar City and Teton. The Fremont School District in St. Anthony announced it will not hold classes Monday due to the power outage.
Rocky Mountain Power spokeswoman Margaret Oler says the outage that began just after 5:30 a.m. was caused by a downed power line. Crews had power restored to about half of the customers by 9:15 a.m.
Numerous school districts announced closures due to extreme cold, including schools in Idaho Falls.