Oregon: Power Shutoffs Continue Saturday
Power shutoffs continue across Oregon Saturday as fire danger increases.
With red flag warnings in place for large swaths of Oregon and Washington as well as high winds and extreme fire conditions, PGE & Pacific Power have temporarily shut off power in certain areas.
As of Friday night, PGE reported more than 37,000 Oregonians are without power. Pacific Power said over 12,000 Oregonians are without Power.
These shutoffs are affecting 10 key areas where fire risk could be high. Portland’s West Hills, Tualatin Mountains, North West Hills, Central West Hills,
Oregon City, Estacada, Mt. Hood Corridor/foothills, Columbia River Gorge, Scotts Mills and the Southern West Hills.
Several other areas are also without power, although not designated “high-risk” due to the winds and fire risk, Silver Falls, Silverdale/Corbett,
Southwest Scotts Mills, South Molalla, George, Colton and North Sandy are also seeing power outages.