UPDATE: According to the Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative’s website, power has been restored to the 549 members affected this morning.

VICTOR, Idaho — About 549 households in Teton County Idaho are without power, according to Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative’s website. The company provides service to 8,572 members in Teton County Idaho.

On the Community Page of Teton County Idaho, the company commented on a post in which a member asked about the power outage.

The company stated, “Fall River Electric is experiencing a large power outage in the area northwest of Victor including along Cedron Rd. and 700 South. The outage started around 8 a.m. however the cause is unknown. Crews are working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible.”

The outage map on Fall River Electric’s website shows the effected outage areas. Photo: Fall River Electric

According to the company’s website, members experiencing outages are asked to call the outage hotline, at 800-632-5726.

According to Fall River Electric, if the power is out:

  • Turn off major appliances. The water heater and heating system breakers need to be turned off to avoid overloading your circuits when the power is restored. Unplug any voltage-sensitive equipment, like computers or televisions. Install surge protectors to protect voltage-sensitive equipment.
  • Switch on an outside light. This may assist our crews in determining whether or not your power has been restored.
  • Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed. Food in a refrigerator will last 12 to 24 hours if the doors are kept closed. A full freezer can last 24 to 48 hours.
  • If an extended outage occurs, listen to radio reports. Keep either a battery-operated or battery-free (hand crank) radio on hand for emergencies.
  • NEVER GO NEAR OR TOUCH A DOWNED POWER LINE.
  • NEVER WIRE A PORTABLE GENERATOR DIRECTLY INTO YOUR ELECTRICAL PANEL.


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