Eagle Point School District students sent home following power outage

Updated, 12:25 p.m.: Power to 2,500 Eagle Point customers was restored just before noon, according to an update on the Pacific Power website.
The outage was caused by a downed power line near the Stevens Road substation of Pacific Power in Eagle Point, according to Pacific Power spokesman Monte Mendenhall.

High school students in the Eagle Point School District were sent home at 10:30 a.m. following a power outage in the area, according to district officials.

Crews with Pacific Power expect electricity to be restored at about 12:30 p.m. today, according to a posting on the Pacific Power website.

The cause of the outage is listed as an emergency repair and is affecting nearly 2,500 customers.

Students from Eagle Point High School, Upper Rogue Center for Educational Opportunities and Eagle Point High School STEPS were released at 10:30 a.m., and buses are running to transport students home.

All other Eagle Point schools will remain open, including today's afternoon kindergarten classes.

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