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High winds knock out power east of Portland

PGE says nearly 19,000 were without electricity.


JOSEPH GALLIVAN - On Saturday a tree felled by strong winds at Delta Park in North Portland awaits removal. High winds knocked out power to thousands Saturday morning as Pacific storms reached the Willamette Valley.

Winds gusts up to 40 mph hit the area Saturday, Aug 29. Forecasters issued a wind advisory until 3 p.m.

Portland General Electric crews worked to restore electricity to more than 19,000 customers around the city. Half are in Southeast Portland. Sellwood, Brooklyn and Woodstock were affected, as were pockets of North Portland.

PGE said 2,200 in Fairview were without power Saturday morning, and 3,800 in Gresham. Also hit were residences in Oregon City and Sandy, with 700 and 200 without electricity respectively. 160 lost power in Canby when a tree brought down power lines.

The National Weather Service says another cold front is approaching the region bringing showers Sunday.