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Rollover crash causes power outage in Ammon; separate outage in Idaho Falls

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AMMON — More than 2,700 Rocky Mountain Power customers are without electricity after a crash Monday morning.

The wreck occurred on 17th Street near Midway Avenue in front of East Idaho Credit Union and Wally’s Auto Care. Witnesses say a vehicle rolled and crashed into a power pole, bringing down the electrical line.

Rocky Mountain Power reports 2,774 customers were without power as of 11:30 a.m.

Emergency crews are at the crash, and drivers are asked to avoid the area.

A separate power outage was reported in Idaho Falls around the same time that was not related to the crash. City officials tell EastIdahoNews.com a breaker issue caused the outage. Crews had electricity restored in less than 10 minutes in most areas. The outage mainly affected customers in the Sunnyside Road area near Rollandet Avenue.

EastIdahoNews.com will update this story as the situation develops.

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