Tens of thousands of people were without power as freezing rain continued to bring down tree branches and power lines Saturday.

As of 8:00 a.m., Portland General Electric was reporting about 24,000 customers without power. Most of the affected customers were in Multnomah County.

Pacific Power was reporting more than 15,000 customers without power and Clark Public Utilities reported about 1,300 customers in the dark.

As of 3:00 p.m., PGE was reporting about 10,700 customers without power and Pacific Power was reporting nearly 6,300 customers without power. Clark Public Utilities had restored power to all but about 170 customers.

At 10:00 p.m., PGE was reporting about 5,000 customers without power. Most were in Multnomah County.

Just got off ??with @portlandgeneral . ETA on website could be inaccurate. 200+ reported downed power lines, crews working into night. pic.twitter.com/Llf4UdexW8— MegaSugianto (@MegaSugianto) December 11, 2016

PGE said the company received more than 250 reports of downed lines since Thursday and crews were working to restore power to as many customers as possible.

These @portlandgeneral folks are busy today repairing downed power lines. This is at Multnomah and Imperial in Portland. pic.twitter.com/qdB2uEzdvn— John Hendricks (@JohnKPTV) December 10, 2016

For a full list of outages:

PGE Clark Public Utilities Pacific Power

Lingering snow and ice also

led to the closure of I-84

in the Columbia Gorge Saturday. The Oregon Department of Transportation said the freeway was closed between Troutdale and Hood River.

Icy conditions also created problems for drivers in and around Portland.

TriMet said it was dealing with widespread delays and disruptions to MAX service due to ice on overhead wires and downed tree limbs. Many bus lines were also running behind.

Buses on some lines are chained and can only travel 25 mph, others detoured. Plan extra time and check https://t.co/kCG3UVW05C for info.— TriMet (@trimet) December 10, 2016

Some roads in the West Hills of Portland were closed because of treacherous driving conditions, including portions of Northwest Skyline Boulevard, Cornell Road and Germantown Road.

Forecasters expect the slow thaw to continue, with temperatures rising above freezing Saturday afternoon. Highs are expected to be in the low 40s, though higher elevations and the Gorge will be slower to thaw than the Portland metro area.

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