CORBETT, Ore. -- A tree fell onto a house Sunday night impaling a woman who was inside.
The 65-year-old woman had a tree limb in her lower torso. A rescue crew secured the limb and evacuated the woman, who was conscious, to a hospital.
Winds gusting up to 80 miles per hour at time took a toll on the Corbett community Sunday and Monday.
Fire and rescue crews responded to numerous calls of downed trees, the result of the powerful wind.
The threat of falling trees forced the Oregon Department of Transportation to close a section of the Historic Columbia River Highway between Larch Mountain Road and Bridal Veil.
It's an area that was burned in the recent wildfires, which means the trees there were already weak.
"I've been up in this area for 15 years. We've had these in the past but this one definitely seems to be taking its toll," said Rick Wunsch, Corbett assistant fire chief.
Portland General Electric crews also responded to numerous downed power lines.