PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Crews from local power companies, and some from out-of-state, are racing to get power restored to thousands of people in Oregon and Southwest Washington following a significant storm that swept through the region Tuesday.
At the height of the outages, more than 150,000 customers from Clark County, Washington, all the way to the Southern Oregon Coast were in the dark. Crews have been hard at work since the first outages were reported Monday.
Here’s where things stand as of 10 p.m. Wednesday:
There are still more than 12,000 PGE customers without service. That is down from more than 112,000 late Tuesday. The bulk of PGE’s issues continues to be along the Interstate 5 corridor with additional large service interruptions in Washington County and the Molalla area.
PGE is reporting outages from Grand Ronde east to Government Camp and Sauvie Island south to Sunnyside.
More than 2,000 Pacific Power customers are still waiting for service to be restored. Most of those outages are concentrated between Salem and Corvallis. Pacific Power is reporting a handful of outages in the Portland-metro area.
Clark County PUD:
In Southwest Washington, Clark County PUD is working to restore service to 45 customers. There are scattered outages being reported in the Vancouver and Camas areas. The Amboy area has the most reported outages.
Tillamook People’s Utility District:
On the Oregon Coast, Tillamook People’s Utility District is reporting 550 outages from Tuesday’s storm. That number has gone up slightly Wednesday morning. The bulk of those is along Highway 101 near Tillamook and in neighborhoods near Nehalem and Manzanita.
This is a Developing Story and will be updated throughout the day.