Power restored in Nampa after massive outage
Some 4,000 Idaho Power Company customers living in the north Nampa area were without power for about three hours Friday morning.
The massive power outage was first reported shortly before 4 a.m., in the area between Garrity and Franklin Blvds.
The Vallivue School District Superintendent reported to 6 On Your Side that the outage prompted district officials to delay the opening of Birch Elementary School on Birch Lane 9:15 a.m.
Also, College of Western Idaho Communications and Marketing Director Jennifer Couch reported that CWI’s Western Idaho Nampa Campus Academic Building, Aspen Creek Classroom Building, and Administrative offices would be closed until 10 a.m. due to the power outage affecting much of Nampa. Classes scheduled at all other locations, including the Micron Center for Professional Technical Education will run as scheduled, she added.
Most of the impacted areas had power back on by about 7 a.m.
No indication yet of what caused the outage,
Meantime, bout 60 Idaho power Company customers were without power in the downtown Caldwell area, near Dearborn and Everett Streets. Residents in the area reported hearing a loud pop.
As of 7 a.m., there was no word yet on when power would be restored.
Stay with us for updates on this developing story.