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More than 4,000 homes still without power in Douglas County

Douglas Electric Cooperative has crews all around Douglas County working to restore power to the thousands of customers that have gone without for the last week and a half.

Posted: Mar. 6, 2019 6:09 PM
Updated: Mar. 6, 2019 6:19 PM

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- For the last week and a half, rural parts of Douglas County have been patiently waiting for their electricity to come back on after the winter storm.

Crews from Douglas Electric Cooperative have been out working to restore downed and damaged power lines. At last check, they had 22 crews and 75 trucks on the road all around the county.

During this time, residents in towns like Camas Valley have been coming together to help each other.

"They help people with driveways and stuff," resident Denise Houck said. "Help people get food and stuff like that. I haven't been up here lately. I just came up today and yesterday and checked my mail."

Douglas Electric is hoping to have power back on in Camas Valley in the next day or two, but northern parts of the county could have to wait another two-and-a-half weeks before they have power again.

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