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Oregon coast slammed with high winds and surf, power outages

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A fall storm moved into the area Monday morning, with high winds expected in the Portland metro area and gusts on the coast that could reach as high as 60 mph.

Gusts on the coast had already reached 45 mph by 8 a.m., and much of the northern Oregon coast is under a High Wind Warning until 4 p.m. A High Surf Advisory was also in place.

Crews from Pacific Power were on the job by 3 a.m. to repair downed power lines believed to have been caused by the high winds.

The downed lines left more than 400 people without power at one point during the morning. That outage led to a late start for students at in the Neah-Kah-Nie School District in Rockaway Beach as classes district-wide were delayed for one hour and 15 minutes.

In addition to the high winds at the coast, the Portland metro area is under a wind advisory until Monday evening.

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