UPDATE: All Power Restored to West Treasure Valley Customers After Outage


UPDATE: March 31, 2015 11 a.m.

Officials with Idaho Power confirmed that electricity to all west Valley customers that were hit by an outage saw their power restored by late Tuesday morning. Idaho Power said the source of the problem originated in the Eagle area, but the exact was still under investigation.

ORIGINAL POST: March 31, 2015 9 a..m

Thousands of Treasure Valley people had good reason to be late for work or school this morning. Idaho Power reported that up to 30,000 customers were impacted when a major transmission line that feeds into five substations went dark. Businesses, homes and schools in Boise, Eagle, Meridian, Middleton and Star were affected. 

Idaho Power officials said an Eagle transmission line in the western portion of the Treasure Valley went out around 7:30 this morning. The Boise school district reported that there was no power at Cynthia Mann Elementary, Pierce Park Elementary, Riverglen Junior High and Shadow Hills Elementary, but classes were still scheduled.

And law enforcement added that a number of traffic signals were dark, so motorists were cautioned to treat the intersections as four-way stops.