Friday night’s snow storm caused around 3,500 people to lose power in the Idaho Falls area.
Idaho Falls Power says a lot of the outages stemmed from many leaves still being on trees. Crews worked for over 24 hours to get the power back on. As of this afternoon, only about 20 houses were still without power. They also say trimming your trees will help prevent outages like this in the future.
“When you think about outage preparedness, one thing we’d really encourage folks to do is trim those trees,” Jackie Flowers, Idaho Falls Power General Manager, said. “Trim your trees in your yard, work with your neighbors. If you have trees that are overhanging your service line, that is the customer’s responsibility, and what that will do will allow you not to have these kind of branches falling on service lines.”
The city says, if you have fallen branches on your property, take them to the Bonneville County Hatch Pit. Idaho Falls Power says, if you are or know of a customer still without power, to call them at 208-612-8430.