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More than 6,000 lose power


An accident led to the loss of power for a number of Keizer residents in the early morning hours Thursday, Aug. 28.

According to a statement from Salem Electric, at 12:03 a.m. on Aug. 28 a car hit a transmission pole in the Salem area. That led to the Bonneville Power Administration de-energizing the transmission line feeding the Read and Alumina substations.

Early numbers showed 6,772 Salem Electric customers in the Keizer area were impacted by the outage. The load was transferred to West Salem substations. Power was restored to all customers by 1:20 a.m.