GRANTS PASS, Ore.-- The Red Cross shelter in the Illinois Valley will stay open Sunday night. It's been running for people who have been without power since Thursday's powerful winter storm.
It's located at Illinois Valley High School: 625 E River St, Cave Junction, OR 97523.
The Red Cross shelter in Grants Pass is now closed. Most people in the Grants Pass area have had their power restored. Red Cross said it will remain on standby for any future needs in the Grants Pass area.
As of 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, the Pacific Power outage map was showing about 1,300 customers without power in Josephine County.
In an update Sunday morning, Pacific Power said it restored service to about 3,000 customers Saturday. At it's peark, more than 18,000 customers were without power.
“We’re thankful to all of our customers for their encouragement and understanding as our crews continue to make restoration progress in the wake of the winter storm,” said Dave Lucas, Pacific Power’s vice president of transmission and distribution. “We know how difficult it can be to go without power for an extended period. Our crews are focused on the task at hand and will continue to work around the clock to clear hazards, make repairs and restore service to our customers.”
Pacific Power has more than 300 crew members and contract personnel working in the area.