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UPDATED: Nearly 50,000 Pacific Power customers lose power

Nearly 50,000 Pacific Power customers lost electrical power Wednesday morning in Josephine and Jackson counties, according to company officials.

At 10:40 a.m., 49,881 customers were without power, company spokesman Drew Hanson said. The cause was under investigation, but was "likely weather-related," Hanson said in an email.

A majority of the outages are in the Grants Pass area, with customers also impacted in Rogue River, Murphy, Wilderville and Selma. The outages were reported at 10:03 a.m. It isn't known when the power will be back on.

By 12:30 p.m., the majority of customers had their power restored, with 2,235 customers still waiting.