Truck Dumping Gravel Accidently Shuts Power Off To 1629 Jerome And Gooding Power Customers


By Paul Johnson

UPDATE: Kevin Winslow with Idaho Power said power was restored to all customers by 3:18pm this afternoon.

Jerome/Gooding, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - The Idaho Power company says 1649 customers are without power this afternoon. That after a dump truck delivering a load of gravel accidentally hit a power line that affects customers in both Jerome and Gooding counties. The accident was reported at 2:45 pm this afternoon. According to Kevin Winslow with Idaho Power, customers in Gooding County between 2300 and 2400 East and 3700 to 3800 South are without power. In Jerome County, the area affected includes those living 200 south to 625 south and 400 east to 500 West. The accident was reported at 165 East and 500 South. There are no reports of injuries. Idaho Power crews are working to establish power to those customers.

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