Some Power Outages Persist After Winter Weather Hits Southern Oregon

The utility company reported at least 4,000 customers affected on Wednesday morning due to winter weather.

Posted: Feb 13, 2019 6:28 AM
Updated: Feb 13, 2019 3:54 PM


UPDATE: Power outages persist in some areas throughout Southern Oregon, Pacific Power acknowledged on Wednesday afternoon.

Just before 4 p.m., the company's website displayed 177 outages between the areas of Grants Pass and O'Brien, a scattered few north and south of Rogue River, and more than 120 near Lake of the Woods.

In a Tweet, Pacific Power said that they were sending more crews to these and an outage in the Mt. Shasta area. The company's website showed several hundred more between Edgewood/Weed and Mt. Shasta/Dunsmuir.

(Updated 2/13/19 at 4 p.m.)

UPDATE: The Pacific Power website still reports upwards of 1,000 outages in the Rogue River/Gold Hill area, plus several hundred around Cave Junction, Selma, and southwest of Klamath Falls in Keno.

According to the company's Twitter, however, there are just upward of 100 customers in the Cave Junction area still affected.

(Updated 2/13/19 at 10:15 a.m.)

UPDATE: Pacific Power says crews will continue to work around the clock to restore all outages related to winter storms. 

Right now around 1,400 customers are impacted near Cave Junction, around 70 customers impacted near Klamath Falls, around 1,100 customers impacted near Rogue River.

Updated 02/13/18 7:57a.m.

INITIAL REPORT: Pacific Power says over 4,000 customers are without power in Klamath and Josephine counties.

The company says 2,575 customers are affected in Josephine County, and 1,885 customers in Klamath County.

The cause of the outage is being investigated.

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