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Portland Hospital Continues On Generators After Power Failure

Regular power has not been restored at Portland’s Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center.

The hospital has been running on power from its back-up generators since a power switch failed last night in Northwest Portland.

The failure blew a high voltage fuse and produced a loud crack and bright flash on Northwest 23rd Avenue.

Spokeswoman Megan Turnell says the hospital’s patients are still receiving normal care.

As a precaution, Good Samaritan is not receiving ambulances or new emergency cases. And it has postponed some patients’ elective surgeries until next week.

PGE is working to restore power to the hospital.

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