McKenzie power outages

Crews respond to outages caused by wind storm

Eugene Water & Electric Board crews are responding to multiple outages in Eugene and the McKenzie River Valley caused by high wind gusts on Saturday.

Most of the outages are reported in the Thurston, Hayden Bridge and Walterville areas, although smaller outages are being reported throughout the utility’s service area. There is no current estimate of how many customers are out of power.

High winds began after 11 a.m. Saturday morning and have continued through early afternoon.

Customers are urged to report the outage using EWEB’s new outage hotline, 844-484-2300.

Customers also can text their outage to EWEB by texting OUT to TXEWEB, and can get updates on their outage by texting STAT. The new outage reporting line has a much-higher capacity for handling multiple calls at the same time.

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For tips on coping with an outage, go to:


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