On Monday, Dec. 21, the Eugene Water and Electric Board’s Willamette electric substation caused a power outage for nearly 2,000 customers, according to Joe Harwood, external communications coordinator for EWEB.
Harwood said that the substation was damaged at around 11:40 a.m. yesterday morning from a combination of high winds and fallen branches. Power services for about 2,000 campus-area customers were out for about an hour. At the 2400 block of Kincaid St., 10 customers were without power for about 90 minutes.
According to Harwood, the power outage was considered minor, as power services were restored in under two hours.