WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ore. — A wind storm that blew through Washington County early Saturday evening left knocked down trees and left thousands of people without power for hours.

The storm moved in after 5 p.m. More than 4,500 Portland General Electric customers were without power in Washington County for a couple hours. Power was restored for most people by 9 p.m.

People on social media shared photos of trees down across streets and yards.

The storm is expected to die down as the evening goes on. Earlier in the day, lightning struck a tree in Eugene and set it on fire.

Stormy weather has reached the Willamette Valley this afternoon. This tree reportedly caught fire after being struck by lightning in Eugene (Photo: Virginia Reimer)