OUTAGE UPDATE – 12/27/22 @7:00PM
There are currently widespread outages throughout the County. Our service area sustained significant damage.
Area outage updates include:
-The Bonneville Power Administration transmission line that supplies power to the City of Tillamook and central Tillamook areas is currently down. BPA is making repairs, this line needs to be repaired and restored in order for TPUD to restore power to the Tillamook areas currently without power.
The PacifiCorp transmission line that supplies power from Garibaldi to Manzanita is without power. PacifiCorp is making repairs, this lines needs to be repaired and restored in order for TPUD to restore power to the North Tillamook County areas from Garibaldi to Manzanita.
TPUD is continuing to work on these areas, but power will not be restored to these areas until we have transmission lines restored to substations.
-There are multiple service locations without power. Crews are continuing work to make repairs and restore power to these areas.
We do not have an estimated time for power restoration to each area. Some areas may be without power overnight. Tillamook PUD crews have been working for over 24 hours, they will be concluding work for the day at 10 p.m. and will be back out at 6 a.m. to continue work.
We appreciate the community support and patience as we work to restore power.
MORNING UPDATE 12/28/22 @6:00AM – Reports of power being restored to Netarts and some areas of central Tillamook County, and some areas of south county. Much of Central and North County remain without power.
Do not believe what you read on social media unless it is from TPUD … several posts “quoted” PUD – “I called PUD and they said we will be without power for at least two days.”
Officially, from TPUD no estimates of when power will be restored are avialable to ANY areas. The advice from PUD is to always be prepared to be without power for a couple of days. The information probably went more like this from the amazing front line customer service folks, “We don’t know when, PREPARE to be without power for a couple of days. BUT it will likely be restored sooner …” And of course folks just heard “WITHOUT POWER FOR TWO DAYS OR MORE.” This is especially true since some areas do already have power restored. And a lesson in preparedness (that’s the next article!) And watch for more information from TPUD.
Current outage map – 12/28/22 @6:00AM