UPDATE: All power restored in Idaho Falls
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All power was restored in Idaho Falls by 1 a.m. Wednesday.
IDAHO FALLS — Power is gradually being restored to a several sections of Idaho Falls after an SUV crashed into a metal power pole, which fell onto a large power line on John Adams Parkway near St. Clair Avenue.
The crash, which occurred just after 10:15 p.m. on Christmas Day, caused an initial outage of around 10,000 people. Most of the power was rerouted within a few minutes, but about 2,954 Idaho Falls Power customers were still without power at 11:15 p.m., city spokesman Bud Cranor told EastIdahoNews.com.
Crews are currently working to remove the power pole, and a revised power restoration estimate is now at 1:30 a.m.
The driver sustained minor injuries, but was not transported to the hospital.