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Pacific Power working to restore electricity to 13,000 customers in Jackson, Josephine counties

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MEDFORD, Ore. -- Pacific Power is working today to restore power across Josephine and Jackson Counties.

Its map showing power outages today says, "Widespread outages across the state due to high winds; resulting in downed power lines and trees on lines. Crews working around the clock to quickly and safely restore power to all affected customers as soon as possible."

Oregon's Department of Transportation advised this morning that its Commerce and Compliance Division was without power, "Due to a power outage at the CCD Headquarters building in Salem, callers to our Registration Services line should anticipate longer hold times before speaking to an analyst.  Carriers can continue to use Oregon Trucking Online (TOL) for most transactions with CCD."

Pacific Power says, "We apologize for the inconvenience.  Another advisory will be sent when power is restored."

The electricity utility company advised customers yesterday that strong wind likely would disrupt power service overnight and today as, "A powerful Pacific storm coming on the heels of a significant ice and wind event will increase the potential for widespread power outages from Crescent City, Calif. to the Portland area over the next 24 hours."

It says its crews were prepared to repair damage as fast as possible and reduce the amount of time any customer is without service, staging personnel and equipment to respond to outages as they occur.  Pacific Power said its meteorology team was monitoring weather forecasts into today, as "the fast-moving storm will exit the area by Tuesday evening."

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