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UPDATE: Power Restored To 53,000 Idaho Customers; Some Still Without

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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Some Rocky Mountain Power customers in southeastern Idaho are facing a second day of power outages as temperatures in the area fell below zero.
    
The company says Thursday morning's outage affects about 4,500 customers in Ashton, Rexburg and Saint Anthony. The company estimated power would be restored by 10 a.m.
    
The National Weather Service reported the temperature in Rexburg at 7 a.m. was minus 7 degrees.
    
The Fremont County School District canceled classes Thursday due to the outage while the Teton district canceled classes due to the cold weather.

Power restored to 53,000 E. Idaho customers

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Rocky Mountain Power officials say electricity has been restored to more than 53,000 customers in southeastern Idaho.
    
Earlier Wednesday, a technical problem at one of the utility's substations near Firth caused an outage that effected customers across the region.
    
Spokesman David Eskelsen says the company was required to disrupt service to about 49,000 Idaho customers shortly after 5 a.m. Wednesday. Additionally Bonneville Power asked the Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative to cut power to half of its customers in the Teton, Island Park and West Yellowstone, Mont., areas.
    
Many schools affected by the outage were closed as was the Idaho Falls Senior Center. Warming shelters were opened in Rexburg, Rigby, Ammon and Idaho Falls.
    
Fall River asked customers to continue conserving energy so the region wouldn't face rolling blackouts.

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