The guys and girls of PP & L are magnificent.
I've watched them work. I've been in their local office during major downs...like the one in December of 2007.
These guys go out. They're kinda like the "Electrical Coast Guard" for me. When you see them in their weather gear making sure that we get juice...well, the next time you see a feller in your local watering hole, why not buy them one? Eh?
This just in from the Mother Ship:
News Release from: Pacific Power
PACIFIC POWER RESTORES ELECTRICITY TO CANNON BEACH
Posted: November 17th, 2009 5:36 PM
Pacific Power restores electricity to Cannon Beach
Major storm damaged transmission lines, flooded roads
CANNON BEACH, Ore.--Working around the clock in the aftermath of a major storm that damaged power lines and caused flooding throughout Clatsop County, Pacific Power crews have fully restored power to Cannon Beach.
During most of the day, 2,671 customers in Cannon Beach were without power resulting from wind damage to three transmission towers carrying the electricity that supplies the community and the north coast.
Company crews took a two-pronged approach to bringing power back to Cannon Beach. While multiple crews worked in rugged, remote areas outside town to repair the transmission lines, another set of crews installed a portable generator that had been trucked to Cannon Beach to re-energize the town's core area as an alternative.
The generator work was completed about 3:30 p.m., about the same time that the transmission lines were fixed. Power was restored circuit-by-circuit within town with full restoration coming at 5:17 p.m.
Bill Eaquinto, vice president of operations, said the portable generator would remain in the area for the next few days as another storm is approaching and more outages could occur.
"Given the scope of damage to the transmission structures, getting them repaired within 24 hours is a tremendous achievement," said Pat Egan, vice president of customer and community affairs. "We very much appreciate both the patience and preparedness of our customers as we have worked through this. The community has skilled leadership in place, and we valued their leadership and communication as our crews repaired the storm damage."
Eaquinto also reminded customers during any outage to stay away from any downed lines, to never leave lit candles unattended and to follow other safe practices.
Pacific Power customers should call 877-548-3768 (877-LITES-OUT) to report outages.
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