Storm knocks out power for thousands
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PGE crews work throughout weekend to restore service
More than 35,000 Oregon and Southwest Washington customers were without power late Sunday night from the storm system sweeping across Oregon and Washington since Saturday.
On Sunday the storm even took out the KOIN 6 television signal. That happened shortly before 7:30 p.m. The signal was fully restored within minutes.
Sundays storm was expected to knock down trees and additional power lines overnight. The windiest time period in Portland was expected to be between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Gusts of 44 mph were clocked in Salem.
At 8:30 p.m. Sunday, this was the county-by-county PGE power-outage breakdown:
Clackamas: 2,264 customers without power.
Marion: 5,513 customers without power.
Multnomah: 11,009 customers without power.
Washington: 5,163 customers without power.
Yamhill: 304 customers without power.
By 11 p.m. the numbers had dropped to around 10,000 PGE-wide.
To view a power outage map, visit this link: http://www.portlandgeneral.com/safety_outages/outages/outage_updates/outage_map.aspx
Pacific Power had approximately 2,000 customers in Portland without power late Sunday.
The hardest hit area in Saturdays storm was Portland, where about 6,000 customers remained without power Saturday night, PGE officials said. At the peak, PGE said more than 26,000 customers were without power. Repair crews were out working over the weekend to try to restore power as quickly as possible.
To report a PGE outage, call the following numbers:
Outside the Portland area 800-544-1795.
Customers also can report outages and get text updates through PortlandGeneral.com.