power outages

Douglas Electric Cooperative

Across southern Oregon, more and more utility customers are getting hooked up with power after heavy snowstorms last month caused massive outages.  KLCC’s Brian Bull has this update.

Brian Bull / KLCC

It’s been a week now since heavy snows buried much of southwest Oregon, in one of the worst storms in the region’s history. 

EWEB

Crews continue make progress restoring power to area residents, though many still remain without electricity.

EWEB

Most current information on the continued snowstorm response and after effects (updated at 10:00 a.m, March 2nd).

People in rural Lane County are among thousands in the region without power due to Monday’s storm. Lane Electric Cooperative, which serves Cottage Grove, Oakridge and other areas is working through historic outages. 


Brian Bull / KLCC

This week,  emergency officials will come to Lane County to review damage from the mid-December ice storm.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the visit could lead to local agencies recouping some losses.

David Geitgey Sierralupe / Flickr.com

Today, the Eugene Water and Electric Board – or EWEB -- is holding an open house to let customers weigh in on their response to last month’s ice storm.

Alex Bull

Across the Eugene-Springfield area, utility companies are still sending teams of workers around the clock to to try and restore power to thousands of residents.  A Wednesday night storm froze countless trees, causing outages when branches and limbs collapsed, hitting lines.  Many more bits of debris have littered streets, sidewalks, and driveways.

Theodore Scott (power lines); Brian Bull (turkey) / Flickr.com, KLCC

Utility officials and Medford locals are trying to resolve a series of power outages caused by wild turkeys.

Since early November, the gobblers have caused four such outages, aggravating more than 1,600 customers every time.  

Disaster Preparedness Training For Eugene Citizens

Sep 22, 2014
KLCC

Disaster Preparedness Training is available free to the Eugene/Springfield community, Tuesday. Citizens can learn about simple ways to be ready for situations when first responders are limited.