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Heavy rain leads to massive power outages, various landslides – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-01-13 08:41:23 –

KOIN, Oregon — Strong winds and heavy rains caused a major power outage and various landslides on Wednesday morning.

Portland General Electric reported that approximately 94,000 customers were unpowered, 60,000 of whom were in the Tri-County area. Pacific Power currently reports about 15,000 customers affected, of which about 5,000 are in the Tri-County area. In Clark County, 10,000 customers are reported to be losing power.

The crew is working overnight to restore power and will continue throughout Wednesday.

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In addition to the power outage, the overnight weather caused some landslides.

Immediately after 9 pm on Tuesday, authorities A landslide blocked SR-14 just east of Carson.. After several hours, Serious landslide closes West Burnside Near SW Burns.

Early wednesday morning Another landslide spills on Interstate 84 Close all eastward lanes near the Troutdale exit, near Dodson. More than an hour later, yet another landslide was reported on Highway 30 near Northwest Newbury Road, partially blocking the eastern lane.

A flash flood warning was issued shortly before 5:30 am, urging all Dodson residents to evacuate immediately.

Authorities urge commuters to stay safe and pay attention while traveling Wednesday morning.

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