Power to a good chunk of southwest Newport, north of the bridge, was knocked out shortly before midnight Friday night. The outage hugged the coast side of Highway 101 from Government Park to about 15th. Some traffic lights on 101 were affected including at 11th.
Newport Police foot patrols in the Nye Beach Turnaround area kept a watchful eye on businesses and autos in the area to discourage “crimes of opportunity” until the power was restored.
Central Lincoln PUD crews reported the outage was caused by a failure at a substation. Within an hour, the power was coming back on.