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WIND KNOCKS OUT POWER TO ELGIN AREA
Winds that gusted to more than 65 mph Sunday apparently did little damage throughout the Grande Ronde Valley, but they did contribute to a loss of power in about half of Elgin and the surrounding area.
The power went out for 900 customers about 1:20 p.m. Sunday and was restored an hour and 15 minutes later.
According to the Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative, the high winds possibly blew a tree branch into a breaker at the Phillips Creek substation. No damage was done to any OTEC equipment.