UPDATE: All power restored after problem at Goshen substation knocks out power for over 60,000 customers
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Rocky Mountain Power spokesman Spencer Hall said all power was restored by 2:14 p.m. Thursday following a massive power outage that left more than 60,000 customers without power.
Hall said the outage was caused by a problem at the Goshen substation, southeast of Shelley.
The exact cause of the outage is still under investigation.
IDAHO FALLS — Most of eastern Idaho experienced a power outage Thursday afternoon due to a failed transmission line.
Rocky Mountain Power spokesman Spencer Hall reports a failed transmission line knocked out power at about 1 p.m. for some 60,000 customers between Shelley and Ashton. The actual outage was much larger though since RMP feeds electricity to Idaho Falls Power and Fall River Electric.
Idaho Falls city spokesman Bud Cranor said the entire city went down for about 20 minutes. Similarly, about 1,500 Fall River customers in rural Madison and Jefferson counties lost power for about 20 minutes.
Many other areas, such as Ammon, are still without any power.
RMP officials estimate power should be fully restored by 6 p.m.
Local fire departments remind drivers to treat non-functional traffic lights as a four-way stop.
EastIdahoNews.com will update this story as more information becomes available.