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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 …

Power outage in Central Point

UPDATE: Service was restored to customers around 5:00 p.m., according to Pacific Power. ———————————– Central Point, Ore. — Nearly 1,400 Pacific Power customers are without power in Central Point after “tree interference” caused a power outage just after 2:00 Tuesday evening. The …
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