PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Hundreds of residents are without power as gusty winds blow through the region on Thursday.
The Oregon Coast and the Willamette Valley is having a blustery day, with wind gusts ramping up through the late morning. The strongest winds will be between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. today, with speeds expected to reach up to 30-40 mph.
As the wind storm continues, local power companies are reporting numerous outages.
At about 9:30 a.m., Portland Generic Electric’s website listed nearly 4,000 customers were affected by a total of 153 outages — but as of 7 p.m., that number dropped down to 358 affected customers affected by 86 outages.
Meanwhile, Pacific Power is dealing with 15 outages throughout the state, affecting 155 customers primarily in southern Oregon. For the most part, earlier outages in the Willamette Valley have been restored.