Hells Canyon Road Closed Saturday During Pole Replacement

OXBOW, Oregon, August 16, 2016 — A narrow section of Hells Canyon Road will be closed between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PDT on Saturday, August 20. Idaho Power crews are replacing a transmission pole near the road north of Oxbow. The work is necessary to maintain reliable transmission of energy out of the Hells Canyon Complex.

Employees will move equipment to allow traffic to pass as needed and as the work allows. Flaggers will be present, allowing motorists to pass periodically, but delays should be expected. Equipment will block the road during the work.

Idaho Power Company, headquartered in Boise, Idaho, and locally operated since 1916, is an electric utility that employs more than 2,000 people who serve nearly 526,000 customers throughout a 24,000-square-mile area in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon. With 17 low-cost hydroelectric projects as the core of its diverse generation portfolio, Idaho Power’s residential, business and agricultural customers pay among the nation’s lowest rates for electricity. IDACORP, Inc. (NYSE: IDA), Idaho Power’s independent publicly traded parent company, is also headquartered in Boise, Idaho. To learn more, visit idahopower.com or idacorpinc.com.

Contact: Brad Bowlin, Communication Specialist
Idaho Power
208-388-2803 and bbowlin@idahopower.com
1-800-458-1443 media line

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