Over 9,000 households in Ketchum and Sun Valley will be impacted by a planned Idaho Power outage from 10 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. on Tuesday.

The outage will allow crews to repair several sections of the transmission line that delivers electricity between Hailey and Sun Valley.

“This [work] will improve reliability for winter months,” an Idaho Power representative told the Express on Sunday.

To prepare for a power outage, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends the following:

• Keep freezers and refrigerators closed. Freezers will maintain temperature for 48 hours and refrigerators will keep food at or below 40°F for about four hours.

• Disconnect appliances and electronics to avoid damage from electrical surges.

• Do not use a gas stovetop or oven to heat your home.

• Have flashlights with extra batteries ready for each household member.

• Only use generators outdoors and away from windows.

For questions on the outage, contact Energy Advisor Amber Larna at 208-788-8049.

 

Email the writer: ejones@mtexpress.com

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