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Portland area residents take ‘wait and freeze’ approach to power outages

Posted on AllSides January 14th, 2024
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Graham Nash and his wife lost power to their home near Forest Heights around 9:30 a.m. Saturday. More than a day later, he was still waiting for Portland General Electric to restore it, and many others in the Portland area were shivering in their homes, too. As of Sunday evening, PGE’s outage map showed 96,000 customers without power. An additional 8,100 Pacific Power customers lost electricity statewide, with about 5,000 of those in the Portland area. Nash has a gas stove and was able to heat up food. But without...

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