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Storms bring snow to mountains; cut power to hundreds

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GOVERNMENT CAMP, OR (KPTV) -

The weekend storms brought several inches of snow to the mountain areas and cut power to dozens of businesses around Government Camp.

It was windy and snowing off and on at Timberline Lodge on Monday night. One tanker truck driver making a delivery from Portland got stuck in the slushy snow on his way up to the lodge, he said.

In Government Camp on Monday night, it was wet. One of the big issues for businesses in the area was power outages. Dozens of businesses spent nearly 24 hours in the dark before the lights came on at around 7:20 p.m. Monday.

"It's definitely the off-season, but I can't imagine this happening during the holidays," said Ed Rogers, who owns the Huckleberry Inn. "Something like that. It would've been terrible."

The Huckleberry Inn was one of several businesses that had been running on a generator since about 10 p.m. Sunday when the lights went out, Rogers said.

At one point Monday afternoon, about 700 Portland General Electric customers in the Rhododendron and Government Camp areas were without power, a spokesperson said. By 9:30 p.m. Monday, about 200 customers in those areas were still in the dark. 

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