Power Outage in Oakridge, Westfir

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — Lane Electric crews are responding to a power outage in Oakridge and Westfir. They were first alerted by residents at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The cause of the outage is unknown, but Lane Electric says the situation is within the Bonneville Power electric circuits, and that it is highly probably that the Oakridge … Continue reading »

Wind Brings Down Power Lines

EUGENE, Ore. — As soon as the winds picked up this weekend, the lights went out at homes all over Lane County. “We got our first call about a quarter to five yesterday morning. Reports of high winds, essentially tree and branch failure, some lines were taken down, cross arms were broken, things like that,” … Continue reading »

Outage Leaves Customers In The Cold

EUGENE, Ore. — Quick work by EWEB utility crews helped save people from what may have been a long, cold night. A power outage left more than 1,200 people in the dark in the west Eugene, Barger and Echo Hollow areas. Eugene Police had to direct traffic because even the traffic signals weren’t working. No … Continue reading »

Power Pole Snaps Overnight Due to Cold

EUGENE, Ore. —   EWEB crews worked to restore electricity Sunday morning after a power pole broke overnight in Eugene. It happened near the intersection of Coburg Road and Crescent Avenue.  An EWEB spokesperson says the pole broke at about 1:20 a.m. and knocked out power for 261 customers. “I think the anchor failed, due to the … Continue reading »

Road Project to Cause Temporary Outage

BEND, Ore. – A state and city road project will temporary shut off power to 4,900 Pacific Power customers in south Bend Wednesday night. Pacific Power says an electricity outage will occur between 11 p.m. Wednesday and 5 a.m. Thursday while crews move overhead wires on Highway 97, Third Street and Murphy Road. The outage … Continue reading »

Thousands Affected by Power Outage

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield and surrounding areas saw a widespread power outage early Thursday morning. Between 11,000 and 12,000 Springfield Utility Board customers were affected by the outage. According to SUB, lightning caused the transmission failure. Crews worked to correct the problem, which affected the areas of Mohawk and Jasper. The first calls of the outage … Continue reading »

9,000 Wake Up Without Power

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The lights were back on Wednesday night, for 9,000 residences. It’s not exactly clear what caused the glitch that left so many people in the dark. “I woke up at six o’clock when my alarm went off and I was listening to the radio for a while and noticed that the power … Continue reading »

Power Outage Downs 911 for Lane County

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department says a power outage knocked out 911 lines for much of Lane County on Friday afternoon. A spokesperson for EPD says that the outage caused emergency lines to go out in the Central Lane Service Area. Police radios were also out for a brief period, but were … Continue reading »

Crash Causes Junction City Power Outage

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — A crash caused a power outage north of Junction City Monday morning. EPUD says a driver crashed into a power pole around 12:40 a.m., which brought down power lines near Highway 99 and Lingo Lane. It says more than 1,600 customers were without power, and about 1,000 of them received their … Continue reading »

Power Outage in West Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — EWEB is responding to a power outage in west Eugene Tuesday morning. About 540 customers are without power. The affected area is from West Eighth Avenue south to West 18th Avenue, and McKinley Street west to Acorn Park Street. The cause of the outage is being investigated. At this point, crews think it may have been … Continue reading »

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