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Storm causes havoc in region

MAX disrupted, roads blocked, power out everywhere

PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - This fallen tree blocked Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard ibetween East Burnside and Northeast Glisan Street. Sunday's wind storm is causing travel and other problems throughout the region.

TriMet says MAX trains were delayed when a commercial power line that came down on the tracks near the Millikan Way MAX Station in Beaverton. Trains turned back at Washington Park Station to prevent congestion at the Beaverton Transit Center. And a power issue caused MAX problems near the Clackamas Town Center.

Falling trees also blocked streets and knocked out power. Closed streets include portions of Southeast Jenne Road and Cesar Chavez Boulevard. At one point, more than 63,000 Portland General Electric customers are without power, according to the company's website, with the largest number in Clackamas County at nearly 26,000.

Heavy rains also caused sewage to overflow into the Willamette River and out of two manholes in the Oak Lodge area of Clackamas County.

In addition, the National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for streams in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Yamhill, Marion, Polk, Hood River, Clatsop, Tillamook and Columbia counties in Oregon. In Washington, the advisory is issued for for Clark, Cowlitz, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties.

For up to date information on TriMet disruptions, visit trimet.org/alerts.

For PGE outage updates, visit www.portlandgeneral.com/safety_outages/outages/outage_updates/outage_list.aspx.


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Humidity: 50%

Wind: 3 mph

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