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      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.

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