The Monday storm hitting the northwest will leave some residences without power overnight, said Pacific Power late Monday.
Pacific Power said that while crews made progress restoring power to thousands of customers affected by the strong Northwest storm, the company is advising anyone who remains without power this evening to be prepared for the possibility of going through the night without electricity.
About 8,000 Pacific Power customers remained without power as of approximately 8pm, mostly in Clatsop, Lincoln and Coos counties. The total number of Pacific Power customers without power is down from as many as 24,000 at one point today, the company said.
Pacific Power said that repair work is ongoing but difficult conditions and ongoing rough weather make it all but certain that some customers will wake up Tuesday morning without the benefit of electricity.
“Pacific Power appreciates our customers’ patience as we work to restore service and ask customers to take steps to stay safe and warm and check on friends, neighbors and those who may need assistance,” the company said.