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July 22, 2013
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Malfunction turns lights out for thousands in Roseburg area

An equipment problem in Pacific Power’s Cloake Street substation in west Roseburg threw 4,511 homes out of power at 4:25 p.m. Sunday, leaving some homes in the dark as long as eight hours.

Pacific Power spokeswoman Jan Mitchell said the malfunction prevented power from reaching customers on West Harvard Avenue and in the Lookingglass, Hucrest and Old Melrose Road nieghborhoods.

Power was gradually restored to customers after Pacific Power crews brought in a mobile transfer station and routed power through other circuits.

For some 715 customers the lights went on as early as 6:48 p.m. Some 82 customers in the Old Melrose Road area were the last to have power restored, regaining electricity at 12:20 a.m. today.

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The News-Review Updated Jul 24, 2013 11:43AM Published Jul 22, 2013 11:20AM Copyright 2013 The News-Review. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.