BOISE -- Idaho Power says a bird in a substation damaged equipment and caused an outage in west Boise near the mall Saturday morning.

Officials say about 1,750 customers were affected as well as the traffic lights on Franklin, Fairview, Maple Grove, Emerald, and 5 Mile roads.

Idaho Power would like to remind drivers to use caution and treat intersections with traffic lights out as 4-way stops.

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