PORTLAND, Ore. -- Power outages, toppled trees, street flooding, gale-force winds and Spring snow all resulted from a late winter storm.
The National Weather Service issued a storm warning that was in effect across much of Oregon through 11 a.m. Tuesday. KGWChiefMeteorologist Matt Zaffino said at least three systems would be pushing in with rain and snow in higher elevations through Wednesday.
Nearly 3,000 residents and businesses lost power in Multnomah and Clackamas counties Monday, according to Portland General Electric, Pacific Power and other utilities. They joined as many as 25,000 on the Oregon Coast from Cannon Beach to Astoria who were reportedly without power. More:PGE Outages
Numerous reports of flooding came into the Bureau of Transportation, according to spokesperson Cheryl Kuck, mostly due to clogged drains and culverts, residents said. In addition, Mount Hood Community College had to cancel Tuesday classes due to problems associated with flooding. Also:City alerts
Gale-force winds started toppling trees on Sunday night. The National Weather Service and KGW First Alert Storm Team predicted winds up to 70 mph at the Coast, along with winds up to 50 mph in the Cascades. Photos:Trees toppled
Large trees were uprooted in NE Portland and in Vancouver. A 50-foot-tall tree crashed into a NW Vancouver yard about 3 a.m., not long after a car was sandwiched by a tree in Portland.
KGW's Matt Zaffino predicted upwards of 3 feet of fresh snow in the Cascades this week, after a foot and a half of fresh powder came down this weekend at Mount Hood.
Late Monday, Zaffino said snow flurries were possible in the West Portland Hills on Tuesday.