Latest Information on the February/March 2109 Snowstorm Outages

OUTAGE UPDATE – 3/8, 8:32 a.m.

We started the day with approximately 40 people out of power.

  • All EPUD crews are out working today, along with a crew from EWEB and Blachly-Lane. All other contract crews have been released.
  • Today’s work will involve setting off-road poles and running individual service lines. Line workers will be working in smaller 2-man crews to accomplish more throughout the district.
  • We hope to have most everyone back up by sometime this afternoon.
  • EPUD servicemen will be available throughout the weekend to deal with individual service issues. Customers are encouraged to call in if they’re not restored today.

OUTAGE UPDATE – 3/7, 12:28 p.m.

Approximately 90 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 are limited access to damaged areas and weather conditions.

What We Need from Customers

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+ 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

Outage Video Updates

Outage Update Posts

OUTAGE UPDATE – 3/7, 9:56 a.m.
Crews have restored parts of Glaisyer Hill Road!

OUTAGE UPDATE – 3/7, 9:17 a.m.
At this time, we have about 300 customers without power. Areas include Creswell, Saginaw, Cottage Grove, Dexter, Pleasant Hill, and Jasper.

We are using all available resources to restore power, including all EPUD crews and a vast number of crews from neighboring Northwest utilities. Information on crew locations will be provided shortly.

OUTAGE UPDATE – 3/6, 8:04 p.m.
Crews have restored service to a number of homes, bringing the current count to approximately 300 customers without power!

Fewer than 400 customers remain without power. Efforts continue as crews push to restore service before the weekend.

OUTAGE UPDATE – 3/6, 6:03 p.m.
Read more at https://www.epud.org/…/outage-update-restoration-efforts-c…/

OUTAGE UPDATE – 3/6, 3:21 p.m.
What is the TREE TRIMMER’s role in the restoration efforts?

In this video, EPUD tree trimmers describe their work to clear trees and limbs in the snow storm’s aftermath.

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