PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — As an arctic blast swooped down into the Pacific Northwest bringing snow to the Willamette Valley and the rest of Oregon, power outages were reported throughout the state.
Though thousands lost power early in the day, electricity was steadily restored throughout the day.
As of 1 p.m. Monday, PGE reported 3326 customers without power. Around that same time Pacific Power reported around 3500 customers without power, the bulk of them around Medford. Clark County PUD reported 6 outages at that time.
PGE officials said it’s best to be prepared — and that includes an emergency kit:
- Flashlight or headlamps.
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and alarm clock or watch.
- Car charger for your cell phone, laptops and/or tablets.
- 72-hour supply of ready-to-eat food and water.
- Extra blankets.
- Bottled water for people and animals (if you rely on electricity to pump water).