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UPDATE: Banks-Lowman Road back open to traffic after downed power lines prompted closure

Posted: 12:59 PM, Oct 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-19 16:17:24-04

GARDEN VALLEY, Idaho — UPDATE (2:15 P.M.)

Banks-Lowman Road is back open to traffic after downed power lines prompted closures.

Crews worked to clear the area Saturday afternoon and opened the highway to traffic around 2:10 p.m.

Idaho Power is aware of 50 power outages in the Treasure Valley as of 2:10 p.m. as a result of strong, gusty winds associated with a line of passing thunderstorms early Saturday afternoon.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Officials have shut down Banks-Lowman Road due to downed power lines.

The area impacted is between Highway 55 and Houston Road.

Storms moved through the area Saturday afternoon bringing precipitation and strong, gusty winds.

ITD predicts the issue to be resolved by 3:00 p.m. Check back for updates.