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Power outage impacts Southern Oregon

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — From Del Norte to Jackson and Josephine Counties, tens of thousands of people were without power this morning. The outage began around 9 this morning with power restored about a half hour later, but the impacts were widespread. …

Substation damage leaves thousands without power

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A damaged electrical transmission substation left about 64,000 people without power in southwestern Oregon Tuesday morning. According to Pacific Power, the substation in Grants Pass was damaged by on-site construction work. Starting at about 9:07 a.m., the outage …

Medford crash causes widespread power outage

Medford, Ore.- A crash in the Foothill Road area caused hundreds of east Medford residents to lose power early Thursday morning. The outage was first reported about 3:20 a.m. and originally impacted about 1800 homes. Pacific Power crews were able to get …

Heat wave expected to put strain on power grid

Portland, Ore. – Forecasts are calling for record-breaking heat across Oregon during the next few days, and that’s expected to put a strain on the power grid. Portland General Electric said extreme heat during extended periods puts extra stress on electrical equipment, …

Car crash takes out power in Grants Pass

Grants Pass, Ore., — A single car crash in Grants Pass left streets without power for hours overnight. Grants Pass Police say 26-year-old Kristin Schneider was driving under the influence when she crashed into a telephone pole on Seventh Street near Voorhies …

Sewage goes into Rogue River

Grants Pass, Ore., — More than 7,000 gallons of sewage went into the Rogue River Saturday. Power outages in Grants Pass throughout the night caused pumps to fail at the water restoration plant, and the backup generator didn’t turn on. “It’s not …
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