LINCOLN CITY, Ore. – About 870 customers in the DeLake and Nelscott areas will be without electricity in the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 30, while Pacific Power crews transfer electrical service to a new line that aligns with the Highway 101 Nelscott Project now underway by Oregon Department of Transportation
The outage is expected to begin at 11 p.m. Apr. 29 and last until 7 a.m., Apr. 30. The area affected is from South 13th St. south to S 38th St., including Hwy 101. East Side: Southeast 13th to Southeast 20th St east to Quay Ave. West Side: Southwest 13th St to Southwest 38th St west to Anchor Ave. Pacific Power customers in the area have been notified individually about the outage. Lodging and restaurant operators are encouraged to make sure their guests are aware of the interruption, as well.
“We care about our customers and we care about the highway improvements. On Tuesday and Wednesday, those two things are coming together – so we’ve rescheduled the outage to minimize the service disruption as much as possible,” said Doris Johnston, Pacific Power regional community manager. “We’ve constructed a new power line through this part of town that will align with the highway improvements. Now, we need to remove the old line to get it out of the way and transfer power to the new line. To safely make that switch, we need to disrupt electrical service for a few hours overnight. We have timed the outage to minimize inconvenience to our customers, while still making way for the road improvements to continue. It might be a good idea for customers to use a battery-operated clock or a cell phone alarm, if you have to get up early in the morning,”
Customers with questions about the planned outage can call Pacific Power at 1-888-221-7070 for assistance. Any outages during that time in other parts of the community area should still to be reported to Pacific Power at 1-877-508-5088.