PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Schools in Lake Oswego have closed for the day amid power outages on Friday as the region faces torrential downpours.
Heavy rain has been blowing through the region overnight and is continuing into Friday morning. Although no causes are officially determined at this time, local power companies are reporting a number of outages that are likely related to the inclement weather.
Uplands Elementary School, Lake Oswego Junior High School and Lake Oswego High School have closed for the day due to a widespread outage.
As of 5:45 p.m., Portland General Electric is reporting 14 outages with 1,045 total customers affected. Meanwhile, Pacific Power is reporting 5 outages with 183 customers affected, with the bulk of outages near Chiloquin.
Some outages are estimated to be restored by Friday morning. However, others may not be restored until the evening.
Another hazard of these wet and windy conditions — roads.
Roads are slick as the downpour moves through the region. In Portland, we are seeing large puddles and pooling in many areas. Be sure to stay alert and cautious on your morning commute.
A Flood Watch is in effect until Friday night. Steep hillsides are also at risk of mudslides and debris flows through the next 24-48 hours, especially in burn zones.