Power lines

Milton-Freewater is reporting a power outage for the entire city system and Columbia Rural Electric Association is reporting a power failure for 1,580 customers near the Washington-Oregon state line.

The outage began at 8:53 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13. Milton-Freewater officials say power restoration is estimated at by 2 p.m.

"We are aware of an outage on the south side and Stateline areas, we have crews dispatched," Columbia REA posted on social media.

To report issues call 800-642-1231.

The city of Milton-Freewater said the outage is affecting the entire city light and power system.

"Crew is dispatched patrolling to find the cause, at this time there is not a known estimate time (for) restoration," city officials shared on social media.

The city later updated that the cause had been found and restoration is estimated at 2 p.m.

"City wide power outage determined a brunt 69KV transmission line pole," officials wrote.

"As long as you keep you refrigerators and freezer doors closed your food will not perish."

Annette Potter can be reached at annettepotter@wwub.com or 509-526-8311.

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