ST.MARIES, Idaho -- High winds knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses in North Idaho Monday. A large number of those outages were in the St. Maries area.
4,600 customers in the town did not have electricity for part of the morning.
Officials at Heyburn Elementary said students were in class ready to learn around 8:00 a.m. Monday when a tree fell on a power transmission line.
The resulting power outage forced the District to close all three schools in town for the day.
The power came back on about an hour later.
Classes were expected to resume Tuesday.