GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Heavy snowfall in southwest Oregon has knocked out power to thousands of customers and Pacific Power says it could be several days until service is fully restored.
As of Friday morning, more than 10,600 customers were in the dark in Josephine County in the Grants Pass and Cave Junction area.
That was down from about 18,000 customers on Thursday and 120 workers were out removing downed trees and repairing power lines.
Pacific Power spokesman Tom Gaunt told the Daily Courier that residents should make plans to stay warm and safe because the power might be out until Sunday in some cases.
“If you’re out somewhere, and you’re not going to have heat for three or four days in 30-degree weather — that’s not an adventure for very long. Pretty soon it’s just a difficult situation,” he told the newspaper.