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Car, building crushed as strong winds topple trees

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PORTLAND -

Strong winds in the Portland metro area sent trees crashing to the ground Monday.

Emergency dispatchers said calls were pouring in by 3:30 p.m. about trees and wires down around town.

One southbound lane of Interstate 405 was closed during rush hour, along with the on-ramp near the intersection of Highway 26, after a tree fell onto the highway.

In southeast Portland, part of a tree fell on a car near 65th and Woodstock Boulevard. It covered the entire road and crushed the back of a parked car.

Relatives told FOX 12 that the car's owner and his wife were on their way back from a trip to California when it happened.

Nathan Ekerson delivered the bad news to his brother-in-law.

"Sucks that it happened, I guess," Ekerson said.

Nobody was hurt.

Canby firefighters were called out to a home at 2:30 p.m. after a strong wind gust pushed a tree onto a carport on South Elm Street.

The carport was destroyed and a car was inside, but firefighters said the owner managed to safely drive the car out. It did not sustain serious damages.

Fox 12 meteorologists said the peak wind in Portland registered 36 mph Monday.

Portland General Electric told FOX 12 that besides a few hundred customers who were without power in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties at around 5:30 p.m., there were no significant power outages in the Portland area.

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