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Power restored in McCall area, but more outages possible

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: RIGGINS, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Power officials say residents in Valley County in north-central Idaho should be prepared for additional power outages as winter storms continue to move through the area. The utility company on Tuesday says power has been restored to nearly all of the 16,000 customers who lost power Monday due to snow-laden trees falling on power lines or ice building up on power lines. Scattered outages to about 450 customers remained Tuesday morning. The company says both major lines serving the McCall area didn't have power Monday afternoon. One was re-energized Monday evening and crews are working Tuesday to re-power the other. The company says crews on snow cats and snowmobiles are patrolling other lines for damage and to make repairs.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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