Crews restore power in West Eugene

Crews restore power in West Eugene
EWEB crews went to work Monday tracking down and repairing a power outage in West Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. - Crews restored power to 1,900 customers in West Eugene during the noon hour by repairing a faulty undeground cable.

Neighbors said they heard a loud boom Monday morning followed by a loss of power. The first calls reporting the outage came in shortly before 10:30 a.m.

Crews from the Eugene Water & Electric Board were on scene in the neighborhood before noon, trying to track down the cause of the outage.

Once the cause was identified, line crews got to work restoring power.

Lance Robertson with EWEB said the loud boom was likely a circuit breaker.

He said the problem was traced to an underground cable on Danebo Avenue.

Firefighters responded to a natural gas alarm in the neighborhood but said it was a false alarm, likely triggered by the power outage.