Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Blackout puts end to hockey game

Saturday power outage hits Sun Valley, Ketchum


By REBECCA MEANY
Express Staff Writer

A power outage in Sun Valley on Saturday night was late enough to not affect a Christmas tree lighting, but it did force the cancellation of a Sun Valley Suns hockey game later that evening.

About 1,124 customers in Ketchum and Sun Valley were without power from about 6:25-8 p.m. Dec. 17, said Idaho Power spokesperson Lynette Berriochoa.

The failed cable was part of a distribution line that takes power from a substation on Sun Valley Road to customers in Ketchum and Sun Valley.

Idaho Power made a temporary fix, restoring power to customers until the faulty cable could be located and fixed.

Idaho Power crews were on site Monday searching for the faulty cable. Berriochoa said that because crews had not yet located it, the company couldn't say with certainty what caused the failure. It likely was not caused by weather or demand overload.

"Occasionally, [cables] fail," Berriochoa said. "It's rare, but it does happen."

Buried power lines can make finding problems more difficult because visual clues are not available.

Holiday festivities taking place in the early evening in Sun Valley Village were not impacted.

"It did not affect the tree lighting," said Jack Sibbach, Sun Valley Resort spokesman. "Everything went well."

Rebecca Meany: rmeany@mtexpress.com




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