Portland rain storm by the numbers: 85 dump trucks of debris rem - KPTV - FOX 12

Portland rain storm by the numbers: 85 dump trucks of debris removed

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Flooding on Monday (Photo: Portland Bureau of Transportation) Flooding on Monday (Photo: Portland Bureau of Transportation)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Between Sunday and midnight Wednesday when a rain storm hit the metro area, Portland Bureau of Transportation dispatchers took 554 calls.

During a normal three-day period for this time of year, they typically take around 240.

PBOT released details of the agency's storm response Thursday.

Transportation staff logged more than 4,400 hours responding to storm-related incidents. That number continued to grow Thursday.

There were more than 20 landslides reported, with the potential for more in the days ahead.

Upward of 1,000 cubic yards of debris was removed. That is 75-85 dump truck loads, according to PBOT.

During the storm, there was a total of 25 road closures in Portland. By Thursday afternoon, three roads remained closed: Southwest Montgomery from Vista to 14th, Southwest Hamilton at 39th and the Southeast 122nd Avenue bridge over Johnson Creek, near Leach Botanical Garden.

All major city streets had reopened.

Throughout the storm event, the agency reassigned day crews to work exclusively on storm response and also added extra crews at night.

The sustained rainfall led to localized flooding throughout the metro area starting on Monday.

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