Clear Creek Service Update on Winter Storm Outages

Patty TerhuneAnnouncements, Community Interest, Winter Storm 2021

5:30 p.m. – We saw some continued success today as power and services on most of Fischers Mill, Henrici, parts of Ridge Rd and Grasle.

PGE is working on Harding, Bakers Ferry and Redland Rd currently. I am confident that we see more lights on tomorrow morning.

Just to set expectations. When power has been restored does not mean our services will be restored. Like PGE we have suffered tremendous amounts of plant damage. We cannot repair those facilities until PGE clears the area. We have aerial contractors moving in, but they are also contractors for other companies, so we competing for their time with others. In addition to the aerial damage our electronics in some cases suffers damage from the surge in power. The equipment that fails has to be replaced.

The legacy POTS plant is partially restored. We are battling aging equipment and are addressing equipment issues with that system.

We are continuing to focus all efforts on the plant and not individual issues with drops and homes. The plant must be up and operational before we can start working on individual problems.

Thank you for all the support!

8:00 a.m – We are beginning to see small glimmers of hope on power restoration front. Half of Fischers Mill and both sides of Beaver Lake are back on power. It is small but an improvement from where it has been.

Today’s strategy is going to be following behind where PGE is working. The areas we believe they will be working is Bradley, Bakers Ferry and Springwater corridor.

For the next 48 hours, our focus is going to be continuing generator power and trying to get the largest amount of people online. We will not be focused on individual out of service of Voice, Internet, and video. The focus will be on the feeder plant. The other focus is going to be clearing hazard drops.

We be updating the website and post on Facebook as we progress. We thank you for your patience and understanding.