Thousands lose power as early Friday storms roll through


PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Thousands of people woke up without power in Oregon early Friday morning after thunderstorms caused various issues.

Around 5,000 were experiencing an outage in and around Linn County by 4:30 a.m. Over the next few hours, that number began to dwindle. By 1 p.m. that number was 3580. Pacific Power reports the outages are due to the thunderstorms moving through the area.

Most of the outages are around Lebanon and Albany, but there is a number in Corvallis and Monmouth as well. There is no word on when power is expected to be restored.

Pacific Power outage map

An alert on the Pacific Power website reads: “Scattered Outages in Oregon due to Thunderstorms. Please be safe and thanks for your patience as we work to restore service and respond to severe weather hazards. Pacific Power crews continue their work throughout Oregon as part of a unified regional response to the devastating fires that are still raging in the area.”

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