Mon. wind storm takes out power poles, trees

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by kgw.com Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 4:45 AM

PORTLAND -- High winds took out trees and power poles Sunday night, causing some widespread power outages in the Portland and Vancouver metro areas and even more along the Oregon Coast.

More: KGW forecast

Gusty, rainy conditions continued Monday in Portland with a projected high of 47 degrees, but the winds won't be as powerful as they were overnight, according to KGW meteorologist Nick Allard.

Wind gusts reached 48 mph in Portland around 2:30 a.m.

Along Southeast 124th Avenue, part of a tree broke off, hit a power line and then fell on top of a parked van. Also, along NW Skyline Blvd., the wind blew down some trees and many branches.

The powerful winds also took down power lines throughout the Portland Metro area, the Willamette Valley and the Oregon Coast Sunday night.

By early Monday morning, power had been restored for most areas but Portland General Electric was still working on thousands of outages in Clackamas County.  Officials with Pacific Power & Light said even more were still without power along the Oregon Coast.

Check: PGE outages list

Clark County outages

Pacific Power & Light

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