CANNON BEACH — Approximately 2,800 Pacific Power customers near Cannon Beach will have their electricity interrupted overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning so crews can replace a structure that supplies power to the area.

The outage is scheduled to begin at 11 p.m. Wednesday and will be restored by 5 a.m. Thursday, although power will be returned at the first opportunity. The area affected begins at the junction of U.S. highways 101 and 26 and goes south along Highway 101 to Arch Cape.

Street lights will be out in the area, and Pacific Power reminds anyone traveling in the area during that time to take extra care.

Crews will also use the outage to perform maintenance on the Cannon Beach substation.

“We want to thank our customers ahead of time for their patience,” said Sheila Holden, regional business manager, in a release Monday. “Replacing the structure and working on the substation equipment will improve reliability and should make for fewer and shorter outages in the future.”

If customers have questions about the planned outage, call Pacific Power at 888-221-7070. Any outages during that time in other parts of the community should continue to be reported to Pacific Power at 877-508-5088.

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