Fire, Weather, WOEC

West Oregon Electric customers outside Vernonia will lose electricity from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

West Oregon Electric Co-op offices in Vernonia. Photo: Chas Hundley

At 9 p.m., West Oregon Electric Co-op customers will see their lights go dark and their electricity access ended as the Vernonia-based utility cooperative plans to shut off power for all their customers outside of Vernonia from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tuesday.

In Washington County, this includes the community of Timber as well as WOEC customers in Manning and Buxton and those north to the Columbia County line, Mountaindale, and more communities in Columbia County. The Hagg Lake area and some portions of rural Yamhill County are also served by WOEC.

"If necessary, Vernonia will be without power as well," the Co-op said in a statement on their Facebook page. "This outage is necessary to protect our members who reside in high-risk . . .

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