This is what we know:
As of 5:00 pm Tuesday- About 7000 people are still affected by the power outage in Central Oregon.
Flights in and out of Roberts Field are unaffected by the weather.
Noon- Pacific Power reports the outage is affecting over 10,000 customers. Some outages could be prolonged for several days. They warn not to touch a downed power lines and turn on your porch light so crews can see when power is restored to your area.
12:00- Bend Public Library is closed.
11:00 am- The Deschutes County EOC has been deactivated.
ALERT: 911 phone & radio lines are back up- but please don't call unless there is a TRUE EMERGENCY.
New at 9:55 am- Juniper Swim & Fitness is closed today- no power or phones.
also- the film "Cartel" to be shown at Highland Baptist Church tonight is
New at 9:30: All Bend Municipal Court trials and arraignments are cancelled today, February 15, due to weather conditions. Appointments for today can be rescheduled by calling 541-388-5572. If phones are down or busy, you many wait until tomorrow to call and reschedule.
New at 9:15 am: Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon's Bend Branch will open two hours later today, following the two hour snow delay for Bend La Pine School District. Youth members who attend the Club in the morning should come in two hours later.
NEW! at 9:09 am- accident at Butler Market & Wells Acres- police directing traffic
NEW! at 8:57 am-The Public Works department has called out private contractors to supplement city snow removal crews. Contractors will be clearing residential streets throughout the city for the next 12 hours. I'll send further updates via email as information becomes available.
Deschutes River Woods – also a downed tree on a power line at Baker & Brookswood- no traffic moving there
Downtown Bend- tree on power line on Broadway
Power out from north of Black Butte Ranch through all of Sisters & Tumalo
Power out in SW Redmond
Trinity Lutheran Closed
Sisters school closed
Bend La Pine- closed
St. Francis – 2 hr delay
ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN Redmond, including Terrebonne & Tumalo CLOSED
Redmond Middle & high schools open
BAT Buses on snow delay & snow routes
NO HEADSTART in Bend, La Pine, Redmond and Prineville
Bend Park & Rec no AM Kids Inc. or AM Kindercare
Cascade Disposal no pick ups today- will stagger the rest of the week thru Saturday.
Many trees are downing power lines around Central Oregon.
If traffic signals are out- use as 4-way stop