About 3,500 still without power in Salem 10 days after ice storm

A Salem Electric crew prepares to get limbs off a power line in west Salem on Sunday, Feb. 14. (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter)

Almost 3,500 Portland General Electric customers in Salem remained without power Monday afternoon, 10 days after the ice storm that knocked out lines across the region.

Company officials said the remaining repairs would proceed more slowly because remaining outages typically affect only a handful of customers, meaning each repair brings service back for fewer people.

“Those big wins, we’re not going to get them anymore,” said Quintin Gaddis, PGE’s senior manager for substation and meter operations, during a news conference Monday.

As of Monday afternoon, repairs are expected in Salem within the next two days, according to the PGE website, with repairs in outlying parts of Marion and Polk counties expected to last until the end of the week.

Outages reported in Salem-area ZIP codes as of Monday afternoon are listed below.

97301 – 326

97302 – 852

97303 – 45

97304 – 37

97305 – 485

97306 – 1,225

The city is continuing to provide sites for property owners to drop off woody debris. The sites are operating from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., including on Sunday at the following locations:

•Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. S.E.

•Wallace Marine Park, 200 Glen Creek Rd. N.W.

•Geer Park, 241 Geer Dr. N.E.

•McKay Park, 2755 Hollywood Dr. N.E.

Damage to trees on public property should be reported to Salem Public Works Dispatch at 503-588-6311 or by email to [email protected].

-Rachel Alexander