BREAKING NEWS Medford Police confirms one dead in plane crash near Airport Chevrolet Full Story
SEVERE WX : Air Stagnation Advisory View Alerts

Many Ashland businesses impacted by gas outage

2-3 days is a long time for businesses to be without gas.

Posted: Mar 19, 2019 7:03 PM

ASHLAND, Ore-- More than 4,500 people are without gas tonight in Ashland. This gas outage impacts Avista customers. Avista says it could be up to 2-3 days before the outage ends. 2-3 days is a long time for businesses.

Gas provides hot water and runs certain equipment like driers. Some restaurants closed for today because of the outage. Others have a limited menu to stay open.

The Ashland Springs Hotel warned guests when they checked in about the outage. It informed guests that hot water for showers won't be available. Plus the rooms would not be heated. The hotel is providing loads of blankets and space heaters. Scott Brandstetter is the assistant general manager. He says the hotel has enough clean linens stocked for new guests. The hotel is also working with it's sister hotels like Lithia Springs, which is not impacted by outage, for guests to go to if they would like to switch.

This outage could have a big impact on revenue. Scott Brandstetter says, "potentially yes, not only in our food and beverage but also in our rooms division. This could potentially be the difference between profitable quarter and a quarter where we are looking up."

Suds Ur Duds in Ashland had to close today, because of the outage. Without gas there isn't any hot water and the driers won't work. Christin Hill is the owner of Suds Ur Duds. She says, "so I came down right away to close it up so people aren't trying to use the driers when they are not working. There' is also no hot water." She says the busiest times are the afternoon and evenings. So having the business closed just for tonight is a loss of revenue already.

This outage is not impacting all of Ashland. Some restaurants and businesses like in the downtown plaza are getting gas. Some businesses I spoke to said they didn't have gas this morning, but it came back on this afternoon.

Avista says they don't know the cause of the outage yet. They are bringing in crews to work on this from as far away as Spokane. We will continue to update you on this as we get more information the next few days.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 394569

Reported Deaths: 5243
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah60720847
Washington42359405
Marion40153516
Clackamas33040387
Lane30428361
Jackson25105363
Deschutes23795189
Umatilla15144184
Linn14859183
Douglas13523293
Josephine10278247
Yamhill9840143
Klamath9112149
Polk8325102
Benton615338
Malheur593292
Coos5768109
Columbia438056
Jefferson424366
Lincoln365852
Crook343057
Union340756
Wasco318646
Clatsop263635
Baker221833
Tillamook218046
Hood River216537
Morrow197825
Curry193939
Harney121333
Grant109116
Lake105617
Wallowa76313
Sherman1933
Gilliam1854
Wheeler1141
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 5107717

Reported Deaths: 74800
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles153472027244
San Diego4091824350
Riverside3892365381
San Bernardino3762805983
Orange3352965756
Sacramento1690952452
Kern1582701828
Fresno1574692270
Santa Clara1528571928
Alameda1256281512
San Joaquin1080791835
Ventura1043091192
Contra Costa1042181056
Stanislaus919641429
Tulare867391100
San Francisco57141674
San Mateo56585631
Monterey52842626
Solano47828360
Santa Barbara47523555
Merced45309671
Sonoma43349414
Placer42458473
Imperial38932776
Kings35370367
San Luis Obispo31667360
Madera26388311
Shasta26221461
Butte25608318
Santa Cruz22402224
Yolo21722261
Marin18587249
El Dorado18448168
Sutter14646186
Napa13446106
Yuba1079891
Tehama10316131
Humboldt10294119
Nevada10112105
Mendocino864999
Lassen797656
San Benito787979
Tuolumne778491
Lake7057113
Amador580067
Siskiyou479657
Glenn458536
Calaveras445788
Del Norte377942
Colusa328321
Inyo257346
Plumas19577
Mono19034
Mariposa162218
Trinity100717
Modoc7936
Sierra2190
Unassigned1560
Alpine1080
Out of CA00
Medford
Cloudy
38° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 38°
Brookings
Partly Cloudy
46° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 46°
Crater Lake
Cloudy
38° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 38°
Grants Pass
Cloudy
38° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 38°
Klamath Falls
Partly Cloudy
28° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 28°
Rain arrives overnight, messy start to Monday
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events

Latest Video

Image

Medford Plane Crash

Image

Sunday, December 5th Weather

Image

Sunday, December 5th Weather

Image

Saturday, December 4th Weather

Image

Friday, December 3rd Evening Weather

Image

A year and half later, White City's only movie theatre reopens

Image

Friday, December 3rd Afternoon Weather

Image

Friday, December 3rd Morning Weather

Image

Thursday, December 2nd Evening Weather

Image

Vaccine Watch: Expo site will have pediatric Covid-19 vaccines starting Sunday