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  • UPDATED: Power restored after lightning strike, Shady Cove School closed

  • Electricity was returned to most customers around Shady Cove at 11:22 a.m.
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  • Update, 11:50 a.m.: Electricity was returned to most customers around Shady Cove at 11:22 a.m.
    Around 80 customers near Lewis Road east of Stewart State Park should have power returned this afternoon.
    Update, 10:35 a.m.: Pacific Power spokesman Monte Mendenhall said power is expected to be restored to the majority of Shady Cove customers within the hour, but 82 customers living near Lewis Road east of Stewart State Park will have to wait until this afternoon.
    The outage was caused by a lightning strike to two distribution lines in a remote area not far from Lost Creek Lake, Mendenhall said.
    10 a.m. A lightning strike has left nearly 2,650 Pacific Power customers in northern Jackson County without electricity and closed Shady Cove School for the day.
    All classes at Shady Cove School have been cancelled today, but school is expected to resume Wednesday with buses running on regular schedules, said Allen Barber, director of human resources and secondary education at Eagle Point School District.
    Power in Shady Cove and Trail went out around 10 p.m. Monday, customers reported.
    Pacific Power reported on its website this morning that crews are on scene now repairing damage caused by lightning. The work is expected to be done and the power restored by 3 p.m. today.
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