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Power outages affecting hundreds in Southern Oregon amid winter weather conditions

UPDATE: This morning, hundreds are waking up in the dark as Pacific Power works to restore electricity throughout southern Oregon.

Posted: Nov 26, 2019 1:19 PM
Updated: Nov 27, 2019 3:26 AM

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. --

UPDATE: Pacific Power's website is showing outages in Medford, Grants Pass and the Shady Cove and Trail areas, consisting of roughly 200 customers. 

The Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative shows 726 customers without power in Curry County -- primarily in the Brookings area.

(11/27/19 at 3:23 a.m.)


UPDATE: The City of Ashland is reporting power outages particularly at the south end of the city, although the number of customers affected is unknown. The city's Electric Department is on site, with no estimated time for restoration yet.

(Updated 11/26/19 at 7:15 p.m.)


UPDATE: Pacific Power's website now shows a major outage in the North Medford and Central Point area, consisting of roughly 1,500 customers. The company said that the outage was still under investigation. NewsWatch 12 is working to confirm more information about this reported outage and what specific area is affected.

The Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative continues to show about 2,000 customers without power in Curry County — primarily in the Brookings area, with several hundred still dark in Gold Beach.

(11/26/19 at 5:15 p.m.)


UPDATE: Pacific Power is no longer reporting any confirmed outages in the Klamath Falls area. The utility company says it is investigating several scattered outages in rural Jackson and Josephine counties.

The Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative said that wind gusts had caused "numerous outages" in the Brookings-Harbor area. The utility did not say if previous outages in the Gold Beach area had been resolved yet.

(Updated 11/26/19 at 2:50 p.m.)


INITIAL REPORT: As a major storm continues to roll into Southern Oregon and Northern California, local power companies have reported several major outages across the region.

Nearly 1,400 customers were without power in Klamath Falls as of 1:15 p.m. Tuesday. Pacific Power said that it had crews on scene working on the outage. 

NewsWatch 12's partners at Wynne Broadcasting said that the outage was caused by a two-vehicle crash. The vehicles brought down a power line. Pacific Power estimated that power would be restored by 4:00 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative said that an outage was affecting 1,700 customers in the Gold Beach area.

"Crews are working to repair lines in multiple areas. Please call to report outages to 866-352-9044," the utility said. It estimated that the lines would be repaired by 3 p.m.

This is a developing story, and NewsWatch 12 will update the article with more details as they emerge.

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Malheur313152
Linn310846
Polk244640
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Jefferson170225
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Coos93715
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Lake2305
Grant2131
Harney1754
Wallowa963
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Sherman470
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Kern84644565
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Tulare40655501
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Imperial25140463
Solano24732105
Santa Barbara24149231
Sonoma23607234
Merced23492296
Kings19125133
Placer16995173
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Madera13193130
Santa Cruz12026113
Marin11482153
Yolo10406131
Shasta9594117
Butte9359121
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Sutter756077
Napa735639
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Tehama397142
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Nevada314473
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Lake250428
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Glenn189419
Colusa16919
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Siskiyou140813
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Inyo92429
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Plumas5735
Modoc3793
Mariposa3444
Trinity3024
Alpine730
Sierra700
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