Hundreds remain without power in Portland metro area; Hwy 26 back open

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Published: Nov. 30, 2022 at 5:08 AM PST
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PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - Thousands of people are without Wednesday morning after a night of heavy rain and strong wind.

As of 10:30 a.m., Portland General Electric was reporting about 1,000 customers were without power, while Pacific Power says 529 customers in the Portland area reported outages. Clark County PUD was reporting all power outages had been recently restored.

All lanes of Highway 26 reopened just after 6:30 a.m. after they were closed in both directions due to power lines down east of the Oregon Zoo. All lanes were closed from Sylvan to Interstate 405.

Gusty southerly wind arrived Tuesday evening and ramped up through midnight with gusts 35-45 mph from Portland down into the Willamette Valley. A Wind Advisory was in effect through the night.

Rain picked up in intensity Tuesday evening through the early morning hours on Wednesday, then back off to lighter showers by sunrise. The metro area will get at least 1 inch of rain overnight.

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