3,500 without power in Veneta-Elmira area

Emerald People's Utility District said 3,500 households are without power in the Veneta and Elmira area.

The outage was first reported at 1:30 p.m.

The problem had not yet been located as of 2:30 p.m.

EPUD said the problem is with power coming from the Bonneville Power Administration. BPA crews are checking out substations trying to trace the source of the outage.