WA: More lights are back on in the Salem area, but outages will linger in north Marion County [telecom]

Portland General Electric expects 90% of its customers to have power restored by Friday with a few hard-hit areas, including Woodburn, remaining in the dark. Salem Electric has restored power to its customers. But schools, internet service and transportation are still affected.

By Jake Thomas - Salem Reporter February 18, 2021 at 4:16pm

Life in Salem is steadily returning to normal after a winter storm over the weekend covered the area in ice and snow, causing trees to split and power lines to crash.

As of Thursday, Portland General Electric has restored power to approximately 567,000 customers in Oregon with another 100,000 customers still without electricity, said Maria Pope, the company's president and CEO, during a press call. According to PGE's website, there are still 29,174 customers in Marion County and another 1003 in Polk County without power.

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