EAGLE — A flagpole extending upward from a float participating in today's Eagle Fun Days Wet & Wild Parade snagged an overhead power line and brought it down, halting the parade temporarily.
The mishap took place between in the 600 block of East State Street, near Winding Creek Drive, at about 2:45 p.m. It happened about midway along the parade route, said Statesman photographer Darin Oswald, who was taking photos at the parade.
No one was reported injured, Division Chief Nevil Humphreys of the Eagle Fire Department said.
The line fell near several bicyclists and a man in a wheelchair, Oswald said.
"It was surprising and fortunate that no one was hurt," Humphreys said.
The area was cordoned off and both parade viewers and participants were kept away from the line, he said. Deputies from the Ada County Sheriff's Office assisted, he said.
Crews from Idaho Power responded to the scene and took care of turning the electricity through the line off.
The parade began at 2 p.m. and was scheduled to finish about 3:30.
Many people were seen leaving the parade route, Oswald said. Some may have thought the rest of the parade was canceled, or they may have gotten tired of waiting for it to resume.
The parade resumed later, Humphreys said.
"They just diverted around that area," he said.