PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Thousands across northwest Oregon started Tuesday without power, as outages from winter weather conditions remain a major issue.
Tuesday marks the fourth day of mass power outages in the Portland and Salem metro areas.
As of 5 a.m. Tuesday, nearly 200,000 Portland General Electric customers did not have service.
Here is a breakdown of the customers experiencing power loss by county, according to the PGE outage map at 5 a.m.:
- Clackamas: 78,814
- Columbia: 48
- Marion: 54,548
- Multnomah: 51,816
- Polk: 1,502
- Washington: 5,534
- Yamhill: 7,113
While the number of affected customers without power has decreased since Monday, Clackamas County has continued to be the county with the most outages.
As of 8 a.m., the number of affected PGE customers had slightly increased to just over 203,000.
By the evening hours, the number had come down to around 180,000.
PGE says its crews are working around the clock to restore services, but the winter storm that hit the region hard over the weekend left a huge amount of downed power lines and trees in its wake.
Additionally, more than 85% of Pacific Power customers who lost power in Oregon have had their service restored as of 4 p.m. Tuesday.