Three rural Oregon schools districts cancel classes Friday due to public safety power shutoffs

Between Friday and Saturday, public safety power shutoffs by Pacific Power and Portland General Electric are expected to impact roughly 42,000 customers.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Three rural Oregon school districts have canceled Friday classes after utility companies announced they would shut off power to thousands of homes due to strong winds and wildfire danger.

The Sweet Home, Silver Falls and Santiam Canyon school districts announced there will be no school on Friday, Sept. 9. Thursday night Oregon Trail School District in Clackamas County also announced it will be closed due to the power shutoffs.

Between Friday and Saturday, public safety power shutoffs by Pacific Power and

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