Travel Restricted over Hells Canyon Dam Jan. 3

OXBOW, OR—The road over Hells Canyon Dam will be closed for most of the day on Wednesday, Jan. 3, while Idaho Power crews perform maintenance on the dam.

The road will be closed to all vehicles from 8 a.m. to noon MST and from 1 p.m.4:30 p.m. A large crane on the dam will block the road. It will be moved to allow traffic to pass between noon and 1 p.m.

Pedestrians may be allowed to cross if Idaho Power crews determine it is safe.

The work schedule is subject to change based on weather. Travelers can see updates at

Located 21 miles downstream of Oxbow Dam, Hells Canyon Dam is the third and last project in the Hells Canyon Complex. It began generating electricity in 1967 and can generate up to 391,500 kilowatts, making it Idaho Power’s second-largest hydropower facility.

About Idaho Power
Idaho Power, headquartered in vibrant and fast-growing Boise, Idaho, has been a locally operated energy company since 1916. Today, it serves a 24,000-square-mile area in Idaho and Oregon. The company’s goal to provide 100% clean energy by 2045 builds on its long history as a clean-energy leader that provides reliable service at affordable prices. With 17 low-cost hydroelectric projects at the core of its diverse energy mix, Idaho Power’s residential, business and agricultural customers pay among the nation’s lowest prices for electricity. Its 2,000 employees proudly serve more than 620,000 customers with a culture of safety first, integrity always and respect for all.

IDACORP Inc. (NYSE: IDA), Idaho Power’s independent publicly traded parent company, is also headquartered in Boise, Idaho. To learn more, visit or

Erica Shiflet
Corporate Communications Manager
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