PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – An overnight thunderstorm that rolled through the Pacific Northwest brought a plethora of lightning strikes that left hundreds of people in the Portland metro area without power early Tuesday morning.
Oregon and Washington saw 617 lightning strikes, according to KOIN meteorologist Riley O'Conner. One such strike brought a tree down onto a house in the Rockwood neighborhood of Southwest Portland.
As of 10 a.m., more than 3,100 PGE customers in the metro area were without electricity. About 1,800 of those were in the Gresham area and another 660 on Sauvie Island. Another 320 customers were without power in Beaverton and 150 in Hillsboro. According to its website, the causes ranged from lightning to equipment failures.
To report an outage or get updates call PGE at 503-464-7777.
Stars Cabaret is still open Tuesday night, despite very serious allegations of prostituting out at least one 13-year-old girl from its Beaverton club.
Police are searching for a 9-year-old Gresham boy who ran away from home after an argument Tuesday night. Gresham Police reports officers are concerned because of the boy's young age and the cold weather.
A Washougal city councilmember pushing for a cut in funding to a Southwest Washington agency linked to abortion resources was voted down this week.
Students at Stephenson Elementary in Southwest Portland will return to class Wednesday, two days after water from broken pipes flooded their school.