42,000 Pacific Power customers were in the dark last week after a winter storm wreaked havoc on the region.
The company says higher temperatures on Sunday melted snow and created muddy terrain for crews to work through, but Pacific Power said customers still without power could see the end here soon.
“We’re expecting by late tonight [Monday] or sometime tomorrow,” said Pacific Power Regional Business Manager Sam Carter. “There’s a few pockets of customers mainly in the more outlining, rural areas. We expect to get those customer’s power by tomorrow at the latest.”
Pacific Power said they were able to restore power to more than 3,000 customers over the weekend and has about 350 more to go.
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