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Power outage affecting traffic, TriMet in downtown Portland

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A power outage is affecting traffic and TriMet service in downtown Portland Monday night.

Portland police says the power outage is in the area of Broadway to Interstate 405 and Northeast Davis to Southwest Jefferson Street.

Pacific Power is reporting around 2,000 customers without power.

Pacific Power said there was damage to their system, so they de-energized part of the grid to save the system. 

According to Pacific Power, customers should expect to be without power for 24 hours.

TriMet buses and MAX trains are delayed due to the widespread power outage. TriMet is reporting the repairs may take hours.

Portland Bureau of Transportation is asking people driving, walking or biking to treat traffic signals without power as all-way stop signs.

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