• Supervisors Approve Emergency Declaration for Storm-Impacted Area

    (CNS) – Riverside County supervisors Tuesday approved a resolution declaring a local state of emergency stemming from storm damage in the southeast Coachella Valley, where electrical transmission lines were knocked down during high winds and flooding, leaving hundreds without power for days. In a 5-0 vote, the Board of Supervisors affirmed an emergency declaration issued […]

  • More Than 400 IID Customers Still Without Power in North Shore Area

    Utility crews continued working Friday to restore power to more than 400 Imperial Irrigation District customers in the North Shore area, near the Salton Sea, who have been without power since a Monday night storm. The storm, described by an IID board member as “an act of God,” destroyed more than 30 electrical poles, causing […]

  • Nearly 700 IID Customers Remain Without Power In North Shore Area

    Utility officials were working again Wednesday to restore power to nearly 700 Imperial Irrigation District customers in the North Shore area, near the Salton Sea, who have been without power since a Monday night storm. A storm described by an IID board member as “an act of God” destroyed more than 30 electrical poles on […]

  • Some North Shore Residents Could Be Without Power For Four Days

    Power was restored Tuesday to nearly 300 Imperial Irrigation District customers in the North Shore area, near the Salton Sea, but more than 660 other customers could be without power up to four days. A storm on Monday destroyed more than 30 electrical poles, causing about 1,400 customers to initially lose power at 7:30 p.m., […]

  • Heat Wave Prompts Call For Voluntary Power Conservation Thursday

    With temperatures soaring in Riverside County and beyond, a Flex Alert calling on residents to voluntary cut their power use will be in effect Thursday evening in hopes of reducing strain on the state’s power grid. According to the California Independent System Operator, which manages the state’s power grid, the Flex Alert will be in […]

  • Officials: Nearly 50 Outages Caused by Mylar Balloons This Year

    The Imperial Irrigation District Thursday urged its power customers to refrain from releasing Mylar balloons into the sky in the wake of recent balloon-caused power outages in the Coachella Valley. The district said metallic balloons have caused about 50 outages in 2021 alone, causing temporary power loss to residents and businesses. Mylar balloons can stay […]

  • Traffic Delays Expected on Westbound Highway 62 Throughout Day

    Motorists traveling into Riverside County along Highway 62 were urged to brace for traffic delays while crews work to fix a power pole damaged in an early morning crash. The solo vehicle crash was reported about 12:20 a.m. Thursday on the westbound highway near Fobes Road north of Morongo Valley, according to the California Highway […]

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