More Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative crews will be heading to Southwest Oregon to aid in restoration efforts for thousands of residents still without power after winter storms blanketed Douglas County late last month.
OTEC announced that a second four-man crew left for Roseburg the morning of March 6, relieving the first crew OTEC sent on Feb. 27. A third crew is scheduled to leave next week, if needed. Both crews are slated to spend one week in Roseburg.
The OTEC employees are aiding Douglas Electric Cooperative restore power to its service territory after some areas of Douglas County received as much as 18 inches of snow from Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 storms. As of 11:30 a.m. March 6, more than 49 percent of DEC’s members remain without power, according to the cooperative’s outage map.
Douglas Electric Cooperative currently has 25 crews and 76 trucks working to restore power to the area, according to a story in the Roseburg News-Review. One crew consists of four workers, four excavators and six flaggers, according to Douglas Electric.