PORTLAND -- Nearly all of the customers who lost power in Clackamas County Monday morning had their electricity restored by Monday night, but the high winds still left behind a path of destruction.
The remaining outages were centered mostly in Estacada, Boring, Corbett, Sandy, Welches, Gresham, Eagle Creek, Colton, Molalla, Woodburn and Damascus.
It looked like the wizard of Oz, with all the trees blowing through the air, said Russell Altree, from Estacada.
Down the road, Richard and his wife Trina Shew heard the storm rattling their house.
I was sitting in the house and I said honey, the rain was going sideways, said Trina Shew of Estacada.
It sounded like a freight train coming through or something, said Richard Shrew, Trina's husband.
Then before they knew it, a huge tree slammed into their house.
In Oregon City, a tree punched a hole in the roof of somebody's home.
In Southeast Portland, a tree blocked 27th near Division. Ethan Grayum, 4, heard it come crashing down. I heard the big crash, he recalled. That big stronger tree broke one of those branches off.
Peak gusts of 57 mph were recorded in Eugene, 54 mph in Salem, and 52 mph at PDXAirport.
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Sunday afternoon, Portland General Electric reported more than 50,000 customers without power in Clackamas, Marion, Multnomah, Washington and Yamhill Counties. View:Map of PGE Outages
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The Oregon Dept. of Transportation reported that strong winds and downed trees caused problems on state highways in the Willamette Valley. Highway 214 was closed between Woodburn and Mt. Angel after trees knocked down power lines. Highway 551 near Hubbard was also closed because of downed power lines.
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Downed trees were reported in multiple cities across the region. Motorists we advised to be careful with flying debris, downed trees and limbs.
Report an outage:
PGE customers: 503-464-777 or 800-544-1795
Pacific Power customers: 1-877-508-5088
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