Hit and Run Driver Knocks Out Power to 1000 in South Medford

This is a developing incident. Medford Alert will continue to monitor and update as new information becomes available.Scroll to the bottom of the article for the latest updates.

Pacific Power is currently aware of a power outage in the South Pacific area. As of 11:15p, there are approximately 1000 customers without service.

Pacific Power reports they have crews on scene working on the outage. The cause of the outage is believed to have been a hit and run driver in a truck that took out at least one power pole on Siskiyou Blvd. Lines are down and westbound lanes on the street are closed at Willamette, as of 11:20p. The estimated time for service recovery at this time is prior to 2:30a, according to Pacific Power.

Medford Police are searching for a white or silver, Dodge truck that was believed to have been involved. The suspect vehicle was last seen heading eastbound on Siskiyou Blvd, according to radio traffic.

Medford Alert will continue to monitor this outage and provide updates as they become available.

11:55p UPDATE: Power has been restored to approximately 700 of the 1001 affected customers.

FINAL UPDATE: All services have been restored.

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