The National Weather Service says there was up a .25″ of ice coating trees that plunged many homes into darkness. Electric crews all over Lane County were out repairing electric lines that were taken down by broken tree limbs.
Another 0.25-0.5″ of ice is expected Saturday, which could cause more down trees and power outages.
Here’s a list of some of the outages as of 3 p.m.:
Emerald People Utility’s District: Coburg, Cottage Grove, Creswell, Dexter, Pleasant Hill, Fall Creek, Fern Ridge, Jasper, Lorane, Lost Creek, Marcola, Pleasant Hill, Springfield and Thurston.
Lane Electric: Cottage Grove, Creswell, Oakridge, Row River Area, Veneta, and West Eugene.
EWEB: Delta Oaks area, Russet Drive Area, South Hills, Saratoga area, Upper Camp Creek, Westmoreland.
Other Outages: Brownsville, Corvallis, Elmira, Halsey, and Sweet Home.
Electric crews warn never to touch downed power lines.