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Hillsboro Highway reopened after downed power lines closed it Saturday afternoon

Nearly 400 people in Washington County were without power while damage from a brush fire was repaired; the highway was reopened 8:30 p.m.

HILLSBORO, Ore. — Traffic is finally moving again on Hillsboro Highway (Highway 219) late Saturday night after multiple downed power lines closed the road near SW Midway Road.

Crews from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue were called to the intersection of HIllsboro Highway and Midway Road just before noon Saturday. 

They said down power lines sparked a small brush fire. 

After the fire was put out, Portland General Electric (PGE) crews worked into the evening  to restore power.

PGE reported that nearly 400 people lost power in the area for several hours due to the incident.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office helped with a detour while the highway was closed. 

As of 8:30 p.m. traffic was being allowed through once again, with the help of flaggers.

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