MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OR (KPTV) – A large tree fell across the Historic Columbia River Highway Wednesday afternoon, downing power lines and blocking traffic near the Troutdale Bridge, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies blocked traffic between Southeast Woodard Road and the Troutdale Bridge as crews worked to clear the scene. The road in the area was closed for several hours and reopened Wednesday night.

Drivers were asked to avoid the area and use the Stark Street Bridge to access the Historic Columbia River Highway. No injuries were reported. It was not immediately clear what caused the tree to fall across the road.

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