Thousands lose power, trees crash down around Portland

Snow storm brings trees down in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Thousands were without power Wednesday evening after a surprising snow storm dumped a foot of snow in the Portland area overnight.

The snow also brought down trees and limbs that had survived an ice storm just last weekend.

Report downed trees and large limbs in Portland to  503-823-TREE or Trees@portlandoregon.gov.

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City crews will first responding to "the most impactful situations first," said Portland Parks spokesman Mark Ross.

More: Chains required in Portland area after a foot of snow

Portland General Electric reported about 30,000 customers without power Wednesday morning. That dropped to about 18,000 by Wednesday night. Check here for the latest

Pacific Power reported large outages in Southern Oregon and a few hundred locally. Clark Public Utilities restored power to most customers after hundreds were without power Wednesday morning.  

(© 2017 KGW)


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