NEWBERG, OR (KPTV) - Highway 219 in Newberg is closed due to several downed power poles that are blocking the roadway.

The closure is at North College Street (Highway 219) and East Vermillion Street.

Police said the downed poles are not the result of a crash.

According to police, one of the poles failed due to the weather and knocked down a "significant amount" of other utility poles.

Lines were down across vehicles, the roadway, and the railroad tracks and crossing arms.

FOX 12 spoke with a woman who says she woke up just before 4 a.m. to all of the commotion.

"I heard a huge explosions and also saw a really bright flash of light," said Leah. "We had to rearrange our day, so yeah, no shower, no doing normal household things. So yeah, it was kind of a crazy morning at our house."

Crews have responded and are working to safely clear the roadway.

No word on when repairs will be made, or how long the closure will last.

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