1,470 lose power near Cottage Grove when tree falls on power lines

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. - A power outage affecting 1,470 customers in the Cottage Grove was repaired ahead of schedule, the Emerald People's Utility District said.

Power was restored by 2 p.m., ahead of the 4 p.m. EPUD forecast earlier in the day.

The outage was caused by a customer cutting down a tree that subsequently fell into the power lines, causing significant damage, EPUD said.