Power outage scheduled for tonight in south Bend

Published Aug 28, 2013 at 04:16PM

Approximately 4,900 households on Bend’s south side will have their electricity shut down for approximately six hours tonight, while crews move overhead power lines affected by the Murphy Road Overcrossing project.

Pacific Power anticipates power will be out between 11 p.m,. and 5 a.m. in neighborhoods primarily south of Murphy Road, including much of Deschutes River Woods. In a news release, the utility said affected households should have been notified by an automated phone call.

A generator will power the traffic signal where Third Street meets the Bend Parkway during the outage.