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Overnight storm brings down power lines, tree debris in Portland area, Columbia Gorge

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Tuesday night’s storm brought icy roads and took down several tree branches and even a couple of power lines in the Portland area.

Roads in the higher elevations like the West Hills area saw ice accumulations up to a half of an inch.

Road crews were out early Wednesday morning clearing tree branches and debris from roadways.

Portland General Electric said a downed tree and power line on Vista Avenue left 7,746 people without power early this morning. As of 6:50 a.m. 3748 customers in Multnomah County are still without power.

Those in the Columbia River Gorge were also left with ice and frozen snow on the roads.

The Oregon Department of Transportation said they deiced I-84 from Troutdale to Hood River to try prevent any future accidents.

Temperatures in the Gorge are not expected to get above the 30’s today and it is expected to freeze again later tonight.

The weather in Portland today will be mostly cloudy with some rain and temperatures in the mid 40’s. 

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