January 18th Outage Information

About 5,000 Columbia River PUD customers lost power during a January 18, 2012 snow storm.

Updated January 19, 2012

About 5,000 Columbia River PUD customers lost power during a January 18th snow storm. Heavy snow fell throughout the county and dropped trees and tree limbs onto power lines, causing outages that were scattered throughout the PUD's service area.

PUD crews began working at 12:30 AM on the 18th and worked straight through until the last customer's power was restored at about 8:00 PM on the 19th.

Tips for Customers Experiencing Outages

If you are out of power and have not called the PUD, please call (503) 397-1844 to report your outage.  

If your power was restored and then you had a second outage, please call the PUD again at (503) 397-1844. 

If you see downed lines or trees laying on the power lines, you should stay away, keep others away and call (503) 397-1844 to report the location of the problem. 

What to do during an outage

How we restore power


For more information, contact Libby Calnon, PUD Communication Specialist, at lca@crpud.org or (503) 366-3264.

Columbia River People's Utility District provides electric service to 18,600 customers in Columbia and Multnomah Counties in Oregon.

The PUD employs 53 people and had FY2011 gross revenues of $27.7 million.