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Storm gettin’ down and serious – Power BACK ON in Yachats, Waldport & Seal Rock

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A reader sent this reminder that leaf and evergreen debris on the highway makes the pavement very slippery – just like ice. So give yourself lots of time to stop and SLOW DOWN ON THE CURVES or else….

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Trees falling throughout the area.  Drive slowly because you never know what's around the next curve.

Trees falling throughout the area. Drive slowly because you never know what’s around the next curve.

Flooding on Bayfront.  Clogged drain at Fogarty on the east end by Port Dock 7.

Flooding on Bayfront. Clogged drain at Fogarty on the east end by Port Dock 7.
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1pm – Readers tell us the power was knocked out in Yachats shortly before 1pm. We’re checking on it.

1:10pm – Waldport reader says power out in Waldport clear up river to Little Switzerland.

1:15pm – Power now out in the Seal Rock area. Reader says it means the whole south county area is juice-less.

1:25pm – Coast Guard has restricted bar access to larger vessels only. Small stuff not authorized. Winds 45-55mph. 8′ swells near the outer buoy.

1:35pm – CLPUD says a major transmission line has been knocked out mid-county. Seal Rock south is without power. They say because it’s a transmission line and not just a regular feeder line, it will take “some time” to repair. However, they say conditions are very difficult. They say if it gets too dangerous, they may have to pull their crews out of the woods. But so far, they’re on it

1:55pm – Despite high winds, CLPUD crews are still out there still trying to get south county back on.

2:10pm
Seal Rock Water Manager Adam Denlinger says the Seal Rock water system is operating just fine on their back up generator system. Everything is operating normally.

3:40pm
Power restored to Waldport, Seal Rock and Yachats.

3:45pm
Power outage to south county due to a giant Sitka Spruce into a transmission line. They’re fixing it. In the meantime it sounds like they re-routed power through Consumer Power to the east and then back west to the coast.

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Kirsten Bolles showed us how dreary it looked out her window as the storm came ashore. And it was raining pretty hard: Click on the word “video” below.

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Jim Bready in Waldport caught this picture of the Alsea Bay Bridge with the workers’ protective shroud in tatters. Winds up there must’ve been close to 60 mph…maybe gusting higher. A bit of a clean-up before work resumes, we suspect! And we’ve still got another storm coming in tomorrow that looks worse than the one today!

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Alsea Bay Bridge Saturday
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The workers on the Alsea Bay Bridge ought to get out there and retrieve their sign before it’s mistaken for a crab pot on the bottom of the bay. Believe ODOT got word of this earlier in the day but a recent picture taken by a Waldport reader shows that it was still perched precariously on the railing.

Suicidal ODOT sign on Alsea Bay Bridge theatening to jump.  They've been contacted.

Suicidal ODOT sign on Alsea Bay Bridge theatening to jump. They’ve been contacted.

Jill Zatwarnicki was headed home from the valley today, and she and her troops were stopped cold on Highway 20 west of Eddyville by a fallen tree. With no cell phone reception to call the cops or ODOT, the able bodied men in all the cars that were stopped, jumped out and took matters into their own hands. Within a few minutes they had the road clear and open again to free flowing traffic both ways! Gotta love Oregon.

If a tree falls on the road, and ODOT isn't there to clear it, is there a need?

If a tree falls onto Highway 20 west of Eddyville, and ODOT isn’t there to clear it, is there a need?

And everybody stopped by the tree jumped out and cleared it.  We haven't lost that American spirit.

Everybody jumped out and cleared it. Took about 3 minutes. THIS IS OREGON!!

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