Thousands without power in rural Southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) Rural areas of Southern Oregon remained without power on Saturday as melting snow caused tree branches to fall on power lines.

The Medford Mail Tribune reports some Pacific Power crews have had to return to areas previously repaired.

Monte Mendenhall of Pacific Power says nearly 9,000 in Josephine County and 500 in Rogue River are still without power. About 32 lack electricity in Jackson County.

Redding, Calif., city crews are assisting Pacific Power in working to restore outages to the nearly 1,800 people without power in Siskiyou County.

Snow levels are predicted to hover at 2,000 to 2,500 on Saturday night. The area is expected to see between 1-3 inches of snow tonight, with accumulations up to 6 inches in higher elevations.