Severe thunderstorms left about 4,800 customers without power in the Boise, Meridian, Nampa and Kuna areas.
A single outage affected 2,100 customers on stretches from Victory Road to Hubbard and from Five Mile Road to County Line Road.
There were no reports of any power lines hitting the ground in the area, according to Idaho Power’s Krista West. Fallen trees did cause power lines to sag, however, leading to outages. All power has been restored to affected areas.
“The majority were on within an hour and 10 minutes,” West said.
The National Weather Service in Boise issued a severe thunderstorm warning Thursday evening at 7:45 p.m.; it was in effect until 8:30 p.m. Large pieces of hail also fell.
There were a pair of car accidents in Ada County related to the storm, according to dispatch. One involved three or four cars on the westbound lanes of the Connector near Chinden while the other happened near the Overland exit, dispatch said.
There were no reports of storm-related issues in Boise, Canyon and Elmore counties, according to emergency dispatchers.
Meteorologist Bill Wojcik said the Boise Airport experienced maximum winds of 58 miles per hour and got 0.15 inches of precipitation. That left minor flooding on streets around Boise, and it toppled some trees.
“It’s just one strong thunderstorm,” Wojcik said. “It’s going to be out of here by 8:30 p.m., maybe even before then.”