Medford, Ore. — Pacific Power crews are working to restore electrical service to approximately 8,000 customers in Del Norte County, California. At peak more than 15,000 Pacific Power customers were without service the afternoon of Nov. 26 due to a powerful Pacific storm resulting in high winds at the coast and heavy snow in the mountains.
“We expect outages to continue to occur through tonight and into the morning based on the current weather forecast,” said David Lucas, vice president of operations. “We are assessing damage as it is reported and are evaluating how best to deploy crews and equipment, realizing that the storm is ongoing and the full scope of the damage is unknown. We appreciate the patience we have already seen from customers, even during this holiday period, who understand that our crews are facing some very challenging weather obstacles as they work to repair the damage.”
The hardest hit area so far is Del Norte County with outages also occurring in Coos County, Josephine County, Jackson County and Siskiyou County.
As the storm and restoration continue, Pacific Power asks that residents concentrate on their own safety and comfort.
Pacific Power is in discussions with local emergency officials and the Red Cross to set up warming shelters where needed. We will post that information when it becomes final.
Customers and media representatives can also track outages of any size online. Updates will be made as new information becomes available or at least hourly at pacificpower.net/outage.