Outage Update: Crews Push to Restore 200 Plus Customers Affected by Outage

Approximately 90 Emerald People's Utility District (EPUD) and mutual aid crew members are working to restore power to about 200 customers. Crews are facing a large number of pole replacements and downed lines. The most significant issue slowing crews' abilities to restore power is limited access to damaged areas and weather conditions.

What We Need from Customers

Some individual homes need repairs to customer-owned equipment, including meter base and weatherhead. View the Overhead Electric Service a Shared Responsibility (PDF).

Access Conditions for Southern Part of District -  Creswell, Cottage Grove, CG Lorane, & London areas

Extremely Difficult Access Issues

  • Near Williams Creek requiring hiking into to access equipment. Crews are working through and clearing brush, and climbing trees instead of working with bucket trucks.
  • Near Pleasant View requiring hiking in to access equipment and make repairs. Crews are dealing with 30 plus inches of snow, hillside work, and are climbing trees instead of working with bucket trucks.

Challenging Access Issues

  • Near Rudolph and Halderman requiring hiking in to access equipment and make repairs
  • Near Piper Creek requiring hiking in to access equipment and make repairs, working over the river, and climbing over fences and brush
  • Near Bennett Creek requiring hiking in to access equipment and make repairs
  • Near Molitor Hill requiring hiking in to access equipment and make repairs
  • Near Bradford requiring hiking in to access equipment and make repairs, deep snow, and climbing trees instead of bucket work

Moderate Access Issues

  • Near Pitcher Lane requiring some hiking in to access equipment and make repairs

Other Parts of EPUD District Without Power

  • Some hiking and climbing may be necessary
  • These are time-consuming repairs because outages are spread throughout the territory. It takes time to drive or access each location