Power Companies Have Begun Restoration As The Fire Situation Improves

Many households, that had their electricity cut off as part of the public safety power shutoffs aimed to lessen the risk of fire, are gradually getting it turned back on as the process continues. Between Friday night and Saturday afternoon, several power companies in Western Oregon cut electricity to communities across the region.

EWEB technicians are prepared to begin restoring power on Sunday morning, according to a statement that was issued by the Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) on Saturday afternoon. In the McKenzie River valley, there were 2,902 EWEB customers who were still without power as of the morning of Sunday.

Lane Electric Co-op was able to restore power to around 2,000 customers on Saturday, and even more early Sunday; nevertheless, as of 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, approximately 400 customers were still without access to electrical service.

Saturday night, Lane Electric stated that sections south of Dexter reservoir and numerous other outlying areas of the system have been reconnected to the power grid. Restoration work is now ongoing and will continue today.

Power Companies Have Begun Restoration As The Fire Situation Improves
Power Companies Have Begun Restoration As The Fire Situation Improves

Pacific Power estimated that approximately 12,000 people were without power as a result of the outages; however, the company had fully restored service to all customers by Saturday afternoon.

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