• Update: Power Restored to 590 Customers in Thermal

    An estimated 590 customers lost power for about an hour Thursday in the unincorporated community of Thermal. The outage was reported about 12:50 p.m. in an area bounded by Avenue 56 to the north, Madison Street to the west and Tyler Street to the east, according to the Imperial Irrigation District. Power Outage: We are […]

  • Woman Dies Days After Car Hits Power Pole in Indio

    A woman who had been seriously injured when a car slammed into a power pole in Indio died Friday at a local hospital. The woman, identified only as an 18-year-old Cathedral City resident, died about 9 a.m. at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, according to Indio Police Department spokesman Ben Guitron. Her name […]

  • Part of Monroe St. in Indio remains closed after Tuesday car crash

    Monroe Street between Highway 111 and Avenida Del Mar will remain closed this morning as Imperial Irrigation District continues repairing a damaged power pole. A woman was seriously hurt Tuesday when a car slammed into the power pole near Winchell’s Donut House in Indio. The driver of the Dodge Dart, described only as a man, […]

  • CAL-ISO Issues Statewide Flex Alert for the Holiday Weekend

    A statewide flex alert has been issued heading into the holiday weekend. California is asking people to conserve energy starting Saturday between the hours of 3 and 9 PM, and it will continue into Labor Day. NBC Palm Springs spoke to experts on energy conservation and our very own experts in our weather department to […]

  • Firefighters Contain Brush Fire that Destroyed 40 Homes in Niland

    A brush fire burned dozens of homes overnight in Niland, located at the eastern end of the Salton Sea in Imperial County. The Imperial County Public Health Department estimates at least 40 homes and several cars have been destroyed, prompting evacuations. The fire is now contained and firefighters are working to extinguish hot spots. Authorities […]

  • IID Begins Second Wave of Sheltering Employees at Work

    Imperial Irrigation District, California’s third largest public power provider and the largest irrigation district in the nation, will be extending its voluntary on-site shelter-in-place program at designated critical facilities for a core group of employees. To keep employees safe and to ensure that the district’s water and energy systems remain operational during the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

  • Imperial Irrigation District Power Shut Offs Stopped Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    Electricity will not be shut off for Imperial Irrigation District power customers due to non-payment during the coronavirus pandemic, the utility announced Wednesday. “We know COVID-19 is creating financial hardship for some of our customers,” the IID’s website reads, “and we’re committed to making sure they have electricity during this uncertain time.” The policy, which […]

  • Power Out for IID Customers La Quinta; Restored in Coachella

    Crews Tuesday afternoon restored electricity to 901 customers in Coachella — after having restored an earlier outage — and power remained out for 45 customers in La Quinta, the Imperial Irrigation District reported. Tuesday marked a series of power outages across IID’s service area, including multiple communities in both Riverside and Imperial counties. An outage […]

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