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  • Home > My PUD > News & Publications > News Releases > February 5-6, 2017 Outage Update

    February 5-6, 2017 Outage Update

    7:00 p.m. Update - February 6, 2017

    Power should be restored to all customers at this time. If you are still without power, please call (503) 397-1844 to report your outage.

    4:30 p.m. Update - February 6, 2017

    Crews are still working to make repairs. Our tracking system shows two customers still without power.

    If your power is out, please report the outage by calling us at (503) 397-1844.

    Outage Map - 4:30 p.m. on February 6, 2017

    2:30 p.m. Update - February 6, 2017

    Crews recently restored power on Elk Creek Road & Neer City Road. There are roughly 50-70 customers still without power in the Rainier area.

    Please remember, if you see downed power lines, stay away, keep others away, and call us immediately at (503) 397-1844 to report them. Always assume downed lines are live and dangerous. And, anything touching a power line is just as dangerous as the line itself. 

    Outage Update - 2:30 p.m. on February 6, 2017

    12:15 p.m. Update - February 6, 2017

    Crews are continuing the restoration effort in the Rainier area, and we continue to experience new outages as a result of the heavy snowfall.  We estimate there are a few hundred customers who are without power at this time; most of them are affected by trouble spots that occurred today. 

    There are reports of snow up to 22” deep in some places.  Please remember, if you see downed power lines, stay away, keep others away, and call us immediately at (503) 397-1844 to report them. Always assume downed lines are live and dangerous. And, anything touching a power line is just as dangerous as the line itself. 

    A map showing scattered outages in the Rainier area as a result of the February 5-6, 2017 snowstorm.

    10:30 a.m. Update - February 6, 2017

    Crews continue to work removing trees from the lines and repairing downed lines in the Rainier area. The heavy snow is causing additional trees to fall as they are making repairs. Thank you for your patience while they work. Please report outages at (503) 397-1844.

    Outage Map - February 6, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

    8:00 a.m. Update - February 6, 2017

    Crews continue to work removing trees from the lines and repairing downed lines in the Rainier area.  The heavy snow is causing additional trees to fall as they are making repairs. Thank you for your patience while they work. Please report outages at (503) 397-1844.

    Outage map from 8:00 a.m. on February 6, 2017, showing four trouble spots in the Rainier area.

    5:15 a.m. Update - February 6, 2017

    An estimated 350 Rainier-area customers are without power this morning. PUD crews worked throughout the night and will continue working today. They have repaired several trouble spots caused by the heavy, wet snow, which is causing trees and tree limbs to fall onto the power lines. 

    If you experience an outage, please call (503) 397-1844 to report it.

    Thank you for your patience as we work to restore your power.

    Outage Map - 5:15 a.m. on February 6, 2017

    9:45 p.m. Update - February 5, 2017

    Our largest outage of the day is affecting more than 700 customers in the Rainier area. Crews will continue to work on this and other outages throughout the night. Thank you for your patience as they work in the snowy weather.  This will be our last website update for the evening. If you need to report an outage, please call (503) 397-1844.

    Outage Map - 9:45 p.m. on February 5, 2017

    7:00 p.m. Update

    There is a larger outage affecting some Rainier area customers this evening, along with several smaller scattered outages. Our crews will continue working to restore power throughout the evening.  If you lose power, please call (503) 397-1844 to report your outage. 

    Outage Map - 7:00 p.m. on February 5, 2017

    5:15 p.m. Update

    Crews continue to work on scattered outages throughout our service area.  Thank you for your patience as we make repairs.  Please remember to treat all downed lines as live and dangerous.  Stay away, keep others away, and call us immediately at (503) 397-1844 to report them. 

    Outage Map - 5:10 p.m. on February 5, 2017

    3:15 p.m. Update

    We have received reports of scattered outages in our service area as a result of the snowfall.  Crews are working to make repairs. 

    If you lose power, please call (503) 397-1844 to report your outage.  Thank you.

    Map of outage locations - February 5, 2017 - 3:15 p.m.


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    Columbia River PUD provides electric service to 18,995 customers in Columbia and Multnomah Counties. The PUD currently employs 48 people and had 2015 total operating and non-operating income of $29.0 million.
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