Stormy weather knocks out power and knocks down trees - KPTV - FOX 12

Crews working to restore power to thousands of people

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Strong wind and rain rolled into the Portland-metro area overnight knocking out power to thousands of people.

PGE reported around 9,000 people remained without power at 10 a.m. Monday. About half that total was in Clackamas County.

Another 5,300 Pacific Power customers remained in the dark at 10 a.m. Monday, mainly in Clatsop, Coos, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Linn and Polk counties.

Power was nearly fully restored to thousands of people in Cowlitz County by 9 a.m. Monday.

Around 4,600 people lost power in Kelso and Longview due to high winds and downed trees overnight. That included Lexington and Mt. Pleasant Road in Kelso and much of west Longview.

Fox 12 received a number of reports of downed trees throughout the area, including at Southeast 37th and Division. A tree fell into a car there around midnight. There were no reports of any injuries.

Some schools were delayed due to the weather, including the Estacada and Jewell school districts starting two hours late. Follow this link for a complete list of delays and bus route changes.

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