OPPD continues to maintain safe, reliable service

9 a.m. – March 18, 2019

OPPD continues to monitor river conditions. At  the present time, it appears as though water flow to tributaries is declining, which is good news. However, our service territory is not out of the woods yet. The flood threat continues.

Our crews continue to work safely to protect infrastructure and disconnect power when directed by law enforcement agencies and emergency management. In these cases, power is cut as a safety precaution due to flooding and flood-related problems. As of Sunday 8 p.m. Sunday, 1,303 customers have been disconnected as a result of these efforts. Some of the areas impacted include the town of Winslow, as well as the Hanson Lake and Hawaiian Village communities.

Our crews have faced some accessibility issues due to water-logged roads and roads closed due to instability. Read more on The Wire about what OPPD employees have been doing behind the scenes since weather conditions escalated.

When the floodwaters recede, customers will need to follow a specific process to have their power reconnected. OPPD will not be able to turn power back on until flooding subsides.

OPPD crews are continuing to answer calls from customers not affected by the flooding. OPPD asks these customers to please report outages either online or by calling 1-800-554-6773. Please keep in mind that travel in some areas may be restrictive due to flooding.

 

Laura King-Homan

About Laura King-Homan

Laura King-Homan is a contributor to the Storm & Outage Center and a communications specialist at OPPD. She has nearly 20 years of print journalism and design experience, which lets her tell the stories of OPPD and its employees both graphically and through her writing.