UPDATED: Power restored for 3,400 in northeast Salem

An outage knocked out power for about 3,400 homes and businesses served by Portland General Electric in northeast Salem Tuesday afternoon.

The utility reported the outage at 12:40 p.m. Power was back on at 2:25 p.m.

Tuesday afternoon has been windy in Salem, with the National Weather Service’s Portland office forecasting a west wind of 10 to 13 miles per hour, with gusts up to 20 miles per hour.

The outage was caused by an “equipment issue,” PGE spokeswoman Marsha Sanchez said.

Contact reporter Rachel Alexander: [email protected] or 503-575-1241.

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Rachel Alexander is Salem Reporter’s managing editor. She joined Salem Reporter when it was founded in 2018 and covers city news, education, nonprofits and a little bit of everything else. She’s been a journalist in Oregon and Washington for a decade. Outside of work, she’s a skater and board member with Salem’s Cherry City Roller Derby and can often be found with her nose buried in a book.