Vandals blamed for Willamette Valley power outage



EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Pacific Power says vandalism is to blame for a power outage that turned off the lights Sunday night for at least 7,000 customers in the Willamette Valley.

Spokesman Bob Gravely told KVAL ( ) the utility suspects vandals hit a substation near Brownsville.

The outage also affected some Emerald PUD customers who depend on Pacific Power transmission lines.


Information from: KVAL-TV,