Bad transformer causes power outage
Approximately 4,500 Kootenai Electric Cooperative customers in the Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls areas lost power this morning.
The outage was reported just after 10 a.m. Power was restored by 12:15 p.m. According to the cooperateive, a malfunctioning transformer in the substation that serves the area caused the outage. The cooperative restored power by drawing from another substation, and is assessing the scope of damage to the transformer to get the damanged substation up and running again.