Fallen Tree Causes Outage in St. Helens

August 29, 2013 – A rotten oak tree fell through the power lines near the paper mill in St. Helens this morning, causing an outage for 1,446 Columbia River People’s Utility District customers.

The outage began around 9:45 AM. PUD crews repaired a damaged utility pole, repaired the power lines, and restored service to all customers around 11:15 AM.