OPPD working to protect infrastructure, service

9 p.m. – March 16, 2019

OPPD continues to work to maintain safe, reliable electric service for its customers, as flooding continues throughout our service territory.

Law enforcement and emergency management personnel have evacuated some communities and requested that OPPD shut off power as a safety precaution. As of 7:30 p.m., 1,080 have been disconnected due to such requests. In these areas, OPPD will not be able to turn power back on until flooding subsides, law enforcement deems it safe to return to these neighborhoods and safety inspections can be done.

If power outages occur in areas that are not impacted by flooding, OPPD asks these customers to please report outages either online or by calling 800-554-6773. Travel in some areas may be restrictive due to flooding.

Below, an OPPD crew makes a repair near North Bend Saturday as flood waters rise.Valley – 031619 – from a Mayberry crew member

Jodi Baker

About Jodi Baker

Jodi Baker writes stories and shoots videos for The Wire. Jodi was a television news reporter before she came to work for OPPD as a media specialist in 2013. She's married with two children (a boy and a girl), who keep her and her husband, Dave, hopping. Busy and blessed.