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Heavy snow, wind cause thousands to be without power in eastern Idaho

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Karole Honas
Power poles down along US 91 between Blackfoot and Ft. Hall on March 2, 2024.

Power outages continue to affect thousands of people in Eastern Idaho due to the heavy snow and wind that fell Friday and Saturday.

Idaho Power, Rocky Mountain Power, and Idaho Falls Power say several crews are working to restore power between Pocatello and Rigby.

Idaho Power said more resources are coming from Twin Falls and Boise to help restore power.

Some power poles could be seen tipped along US 91 between Blackfoot and Fort Hall on Saturday.

For those without power, shelters are being provided across the region.

Bingham County has opened Blackfoot's Mountain View Middle School as an emergency shelter.  Bedding and basic toiletries will be provided.

American Falls High School is also being used as a shelter for those in the Power County area.

As of 6 p.m. Saturday, Rocky Mountain Power is reporting nearly 5,000 customers are without power. Idaho Power is reporting nearly 4,500 customers without power.

It's unknown when all the power will be fully restored.

If you see a downed power line, stay at least 100 feet back and call your power company.

Idaho Power: 1-800-488-6151. Online:

Rocky Mountain Power: 1-877-508-5088. Online:

Idaho Falls Power: (208) 612-8430. Online:

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