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Power restored to customers in Nampa after early-morning outage

A driver sheared off one line and damaged another
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Posted at 6:31 AM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 10:25:19-04

Idaho Power crews have restored electricity to more than 1,000 customers after an early-morning crash damaged two power poles.

It happened on Middleton Road between Smith Avenue and West Kipling Way. 
    
Nampa Police say a driver was going North on Middleton Road when he sheared off one pole and damaged a second one around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday. The driver was not injured, but he was cited for inattentive driving and released. 
    
Both lanes of traffic were blocked while Idaho Power crews worked on it.