Scheduled outages next week will disrupt power service to Riggins and Kooskia residents for several hours.
RIGGINS — Power will go down in Riggins for eight hours next Tuesday, July 12, as part of a scheduled maintenance outage by Idaho Power.
The planned outage will affect about 1,200 customers in Riggins. The outage is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day, and customers affected will receive an automated call two days in advance of the outage. The automatic call system does not leave messages for customers.
During the eight-hour outage, Idaho Power will move a portion of power line from the river’s edge to the highway right-of-way along U.S. Highway 95 north and south of Smokey Boulder Road. Crews also will be replacing five poles from Hazard Creek to Riggins. According to Idaho Power, both projects will help minimize customer impacts from any outages by making the equipment more accessible for its crews.
“We understand that any power outage is an inconvenience to our customers, and we appreciate their understanding,” said Idaho Power area manager Steve Moser. “As this is a long outage, Idaho Power encourages affected customers to plan ahead to maintain comfort and convenience. It’s a good idea to charge mobile phones and other devices before the power is turned off, and to have a block of ice in the refrigerator to make sure food stays cold.”
For customers with questions: Idaho Power’s Long Valley Operations Center, 630-7908 or 630-7913.
KOOSKIA — Kooskia residents will be out of power for six hours next Wednesday, July 13, for a scheduled outage by both Avista and Idaho County Light and Power Cooperative (ICLP).
The outage will start at 11 p.m. on July 13 and end at 5 a.m. on Thursday, July 14.
Affected will be ICLP customers in the Kooskia areas of U.S. Highway 12, Tahoe, Clear Creek, Battle Ridge, Red Fir, Big Cedar, Crane Hill, Selway, Lowell, Upper and Lower Middlefork, and parts of Harpster.
No Avista consumers will be affected. Avista will be performing routine maintenance at its Kooskia substation.
For questions: ICLP, 983-1610.