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May 26, 2024

Update: Power restored in south Ashland

A map posted late Monday morning on the city of Ashland website shows the approximate are of a power outage due to an equipment failure.
May 13, 2024

Problem with Pacific Power equipment caused power outage

By Bert Etling and Morgan Rothborne, Ashland.news

UPDATE: All power has been restored in south Ashland, the city announced in a post on its website at 1:13 p.m.

Original story: The south end of Ashland is experiencing a power outage, according to an advisory posted before noon Monday on the city of Ashland website. Power is out in the area in and around the triangle bounded by Ashland Street/Highway 66, Interstate 5 and Siskiyou Boulevard, according to the post.

Some 1,652 Pacific Power customers were affected by the power outage as of about 12:25 p.m., according to Pacific Power.

Utility workers are working to resolve the problem, according to the post. Power should be restored by 1:15 p.m., according to an update issued by the city at 12:15 p.m.

Rick Barton, foreman of Ashland’s electrical department, said power should be restored shortly. A couple of insulators in the Pacific Power substation failed Monday, causing the outage. Barton said “something must have gotten across them.”

Three circuits were no longer operational as a result, Pacific Power is “picking up” two of them, while the third will be taken over by a city station on N. Mountain Ave, Barton said. He affirmed power will be restored to the area shortly. 

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Bert Etling is the executive editor of Ashland.news. Email him at betling@ashland.news.

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