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Thousands lose power on Oregon coast due to damaged line

By Hailey Dunn,


PORTLAND, Ore. ( KOIN ) — Thousands of residents on the Oregon coast were without power late Thursday morning.

As of 11:10 a.m., Pacific Power was reporting two separate outages in the Cannon Beach area that were leaving nearly 3,000 people without electricity. The outage was first reported around 10:30 a.m. and was resolved within several hours.

The utility company blamed the outage on a damaged line.

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Tillamook People’s Utility District crews were also busy working multiple large outages north of Tillamook. In a release, the company said more than 8,000 residents living between Garibaldi and Manzanita were in the dark because the Pacific Power transmission line that supplies the area is down.

As of 5 p.m., all coastal outages had been resolved.

Stay with KOIN 6 for updates.

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