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Power Outage for Fire Safety

Lane Electric Alert: Public Power Safety Shutoff

 

September 8, 2022



Due to the extreme risk of wildfire in our service territory and continued forecast of potentially strong winds, Lane Electric Cooperative will implement a public power safety shutoff starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 9 through the evening of Saturday, September 10. This outage will impact nearly all members, with the city centers of Oakridge, Lowell, and Veneta remaining powered to provide key services. This decision was made after carefully considering current wildfire risk, predicted weather forecasts, consulting emergency officials, and through conversations with local utilities. With high heat in the forecast, please plan accordingly for this extended outage.

Crews will begin power restoration during daylight hours on Sunday morning. We will provide a reminder prior to the shutoff and will update frequently once restoration is underway.

For tips for preparing for outages visit: laneelectric.com/outages/power-outage-tips

 

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