Heavy rain knocks out power for thousands in Oregon

Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Thousands in Oregon are without power Monday morning as much of state sees another round of winter weather.

Heavy rains are hitting the Willamette Valley hard, while many in the Gorge are without power due to continued snowfall.

PGE — Outages
Pacific Power — Outages
Clark County PUD — Outages

Nearly 100 outages affecting some 6,000 Portland General Electric customers were reported around 6:30 a.m. But by 7 p.m., there were about 1000 PGE customers still without power.

Around 4:30 a.m., Pacific Power said they had over 14,000 customers without power due to the weather. By 7 p.m. that number was down to about 5400, the bulk of them close to the coast near Medford.

Clark County Public Utilities has restored power to all customers who experienced outages early Monday morning.

Downed power lines were reported early in the morning on West Powell in Gresham. Downed or exposed power line can be charged, and very dangerous.

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