PORTLAND High winds and and rain replaced overnight snow early Wednesday morning and downed trees took out power lines in many areas.

Tens of thousands of customers were without power Wednesday. The outages stretched from Vancouver and Longview to Sandy, Welches and throughout the Portland Metro area.

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Like so many people, West Hills resident Morgan Caldwell was having a frustrating morning. I have family down the street, they have two little girls who are cold, she said. : It hasn t been fun. We have no heat, luckily we have a little hot water reserved.

Richard Harris, who also lives in the West Hills, was glad he had a backup generator. Practically every winter, it s snowing up here at one time or another.

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