Heavy snow causes widespread outages in Roseburg, southern Willamette Valley

Pacific Power - 02/25/19 

 – Approximately 42,000 Pacific Power customers from Corvallis to Roseburg are without power due to winter weather conditions. Additional resources and crews have been called in from outside the area to help with restoration. Given the extensive storm-related damage to power lines, the number of repairs that are necessary, and the fact that storm conditions persist, Pacific Power is working to provide estimated times for restoration, but customers currently without power should plan to remain so until at least Tuesday morning.
Communities experiencing significant outages as of 3:30 p.m.:
  • Cottage Grove: 4,994 customers
  • Lebanon: 3,706 customers
  • Junction City: 1,037 customers
  • Roseburg: 31,154 customers
Crews have been working non-stop since the storm began early Sunday afternoon, assessing damage and making repairs. However heavy snow continued into Monday causing falling trees, road closures and damage to power lines. Crews are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore power.

In the Roseburg area, there are two warming shelters now open. Pacific Power is working with the Red Cross to potentially open more shelters in Douglas County this evening and will share that information as it becomes available.
Currently, these shelters are open in Roseburg:

Dream Center Warming Shelter
813 SE Lane Avenue, Roseburg 97470
Open at 6pm

Roseburg Rescue Mission
752 SE Pine Street
Roseburg, OR 97470

Pacific Power encourages customers to report outages by calling 1-877-508-5088 or text OUT to 722797Text STAT to 722797 to check the status of your outage. Customers and media representatives can also track outages of any size online. Updates will be made as new information becomes available or at least hourly at pacificpower.net/outage.

To ease the inconvenience of power outages and assist crews in restoring power, Pacific Power suggests the following tips and safety precautions:
  • Stay away from all downed power lines and utility lines. Even if the lines are not sparking, they could be energized and extremely dangerous. Call 911 and report the outage to Pacific Power at 1-877-508-5088.
  • Don’t drive over downed power lines.
  • Turn on your porch light. After crews complete repairs, they patrol the area of the power failure to see if any lights are still out
  • Check on your neighbors, especially those who may need special assistance. Also, check with others who have electricity, to see if you can visit.
  • If you have power at this time, keep mobile devices charged so that may be used in an emergency. Before anything happens, download the Pacific Power app to your smart device so you can have information readily available.
Pacific Power also thanks customers in advance for their patience as we work to restore power. Crews make every effort to keep outage durations to a minimum and to restore power safely and quickly.


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