EUGENE, Ore. -- Traffic signals in the Highway 99, Seneca and Roosevelt Blvd. areas were reported to be out Monday afternoon when a EWEB Substation experienced difficulties, the Eugene Police Department said.
The Eugene Water and Electric Board said that one of their substations in the River Road/ Santa Clara neighborhood malfunctioned at around 1:30 p.m. Monday, which in turn caused problems with traffic control signals. The problem, later pinpointed to a malfunctioning transformer, shut off power for nearly 1,000 customers in the area.
Crews had restored power to the area by around 2:45 p.m.
The general area affected by the outage was along Hwy 99 into Seneca Blvd and on West 1st st. to Elmira Road.
EPD advised drivers in the area to use caution, especially on the busier roadways like Hwy 99 and Roosevelt Blvd.