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Crews Continue To Work To Restore Power To Thousands In Eugene Area


UPDATE:  As of 4:30 pm Monday, EWEB now says 3,000 customers are without power. Utility crews continue to to work around the clock to restore power to affected areas. 

As of 11 a.m. Monday, 5,000  Eugene Water and Electric customers were still without power. The utility calls last week’s ice storm the most severe seen in decades with more than 20,000 customers losing electricity because of ice and tree damage.

EWEB crews are still working to restore power to all it's customers.
EWEB asks those affected by the outage to turn on their porch lights. This is the best way for crews in the area to know which residences have power and which still need work.

A shelter for people without power has been set up by the Red Cross at Spencer Butte Middle School in Eugene. The shelter is expected to remain open for several more days.

Spencer Butte Middle School
500 E 43rd Ave, Eugene, OR 97405.

Community members may call 541-682-5900 for additional information.

Individuals and families affected by power outages and in need of shelter assistance are encouraged to simply show up at the shelter for help.

The list of locations where crews are actively working is posted at eweb.org and will be updated each day until all customers are restored. More frequent updates are shared in social media, including relatively small restorations that are part of larger projects at  https://www.facebook.com/EWEButility/ and https://twitter.com/EWEButility/

Restoration crews are assigned to the following areas:

600 block of West 21st Ave.
900 block of W. 20th
700 block of Lorane
3500 block of Willamette
1500 block of Sylan
2800 block Alta Vista
Columbia & 26th
100 block W. 31st
22nd & Charnelton
2500 block Adams
W 23rd & Washington
Wilson St & 23rd
3400 block Stark
3200 block Chambers
Chambers between Lorane & Crest
1300 block Lorane
1200 block Oak
2300 block Beaver
2000 block W. 28th.
49th & Donald
3200 block Onyx
4400 block Y Way
2100 blockProvidence
W. 28th/McLean/Friendly area
Wester/Randall/Van Duyn/Firwood
1700 block Elsena
2100 block Law Lane
1400 block Jeppeson
Fir Acres
700 block Sunview
43rd & Hilyard
W. 31st & Lincoln
University & E. 28th
1800 block E. 27th
700 block Mimosa & Foothill area
800 block of Hilliard
1800 block Regina
Country Farm near Camp Harlow
1800 & 1900 block Minda

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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