Power Out For Large Parts of Oregon

Oregonians are seeing red skies and dark nights as wind and fire disrupt electrical services.  

High winds are blowing down wires. Fire is destroying wires. Smoke is preventing line workers from repairing wires. In some areas, the power has been shut off intentionally to avoid new fires being started by downed wires.  

From Portland to Klamath Falls, including parts of Corvallis and Albany, power is out, and it’s very uncertain when it will be restored.  

According to a report from KLCC.org, on Monday, Sept. 8, 130,000 Oregonians were without power. KOIN news reports that 60,000 homes are still in the dark as of Wednesday, Sept. 9.   

Most Western Oregon utilities are reporting outages: PGE, Pacific Power, EWEB, Central Lincoln PUD, Lane Electric Co-op.  

See where you and your loved ones land in terms of outages here.  

John M. Burt