Local

Power outage in McCall affected 5,500 Sunday; Monday’s trouble area is south of Burley

A screenshot of Idaho Power’s outage map shows outages in McCall, Idaho City and Boise.
A screenshot of Idaho Power’s outage map shows outages in McCall, Idaho City and Boise.

A power outage in the McCall area was affecting about 5,500 customers and extending to Brundage Mountain Resort on Sunday afternoon, according to Idaho Power’s emergency services.

As of 6:40 p.m., the McCall outage was no longer on the Idaho Power outage map, and as of 8:30 a.m. Monday the power company was reporting no outages in that area or in the Treasure Valley. The outage map showed seven problem areas, all along the Idaho 27 corridor south of Burley. Combined, they affect more than 1,000 customers in the Trout and Oakley areas.

A message on the utility’s outages line said the outage occurred around 1:15 p.m. and was affecting customers in New Meadows, Lake Fork and Donnelly. The outage area was reportedly from Idaho 55 to Spring Mountain Boulevard, reaching the end of Lick Creek Road to the north and Deinhard Lane to the south.

Around 1:40 p.m. Brundage posted on its Facebook page that its phone systems were down to the outage, but the resort did have power thanks to a backup system.

The Idaho Power message said a substation had shut down.

Idaho Power’s outage map also showed about 300 customers without power in New Centerville near Idaho City Sunday. A Boise outage said to be affecting customers in the Collister neighborhood Sunday afternoon appeared to be resolved around 3:30 p.m.

McCall and the surrounding areas are under a winter storm watch currently.

Kristin Rodine contributed

  Comments