Bend Ore. -- A widespread power outage today is leaving thousands in the south Bend area without power. After 3:00 p.m., when there was a possible transformer explosion at a substation, power got cut.
Pacific Power estimates 8,614 customers have been affected. Crews are out trying to restore power, and the website estimates that will happen by 6:30 p.m.
The stretch from Powers to Highway 20, Greenwood Avenue was affected.