Osprey nest likely source of Idaho City power outage

IDAHO CITY, Idaho (KBOI) -- Idaho City High School and elementary will be closed Friday due to a power outage.

The superintendent tells KBOI 2News that the outage could take a few hours before power is turned on. About 370 students go to the schools.

Idaho Power says the outage was caused by an osprey nest. Officials believe with the Friday morning rain, some of the sticks got weighed down and got to close to the wires. The birds are believed to be OK.