Around 3 p.m. Thursday a tree collapsing into a power line caused an outage at Bogus Basin, forcing the resort to close and at least 674 customers to lose power.
Idaho Power reported that crews are on scene, but don’t have an estimated time of power restoration. The damage to the power line caused an outage to at least 674 customers near Bogus Basin and Cartwright roads. As of 7:50 p.m., only 73 customers were still without power.
Susan Saad, spokesperson for Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, said the mountain closed shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday due to the power outage.
“Today's storm brought in nearly 8 inches of new snow,” Saad wrote in an email to the Statesman. “Our expectation is that the power will be restored, and we will open tomorrow at 10 a.m. for what should be a fantastic day of skiing and riding in fresh powder.”
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The outage also impacted some local radio station’s broadcasting abilities, according to Idaho Power.
A series of outages occurred throughout Thursday evening in Ada County as high winds and precipitation continued to create problems for power lines, impacting several hundred customers.
The largest outage on Thursday impacted about 1,300 customers in the Columbia Village area, who lost power around 5:40 p.m. due to storm damage. Crews had the power restored by 7:20 p.m. in that area.