A power outage that affected nearly 330 Idaho Power customers in Downtown Boise Friday morning was caused by a goose, according to Idaho Power.
The outage was called in at about 8:30 a.m. and resolved within 30 minutes. A goose flew into a Downtown power line, which triggered an automatic shutoff, according to Idaho Power.
"That's a common cause in the lines in that area," said Kevin Winslow, Idaho Power communications specialist.
A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Front Street and Capitol Boulevard occurred during the outage that was caused in part by the power outage, Boise Police spokesman Ryan Larrondo said.
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"Because the lights weren't going, a driver couldn't see whether the light was green or not, and that's what caused the crash," Larrondo said.