PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Several thousand people are without electricity after heavy rain and winds knocked down trees and damaged power lines Saturday morning across the metro area, according to Portland General Electric.
PGE’s outage detection map showed the largest single power outage occurred around 7:09 a.m. near the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood. It left about 3,047 people without electricity. Power has since been restored to the area.
High winds resulted in 2,704 people losing power near Southwest Multnomah Boulevard and 68th Avenue, according to PGE. That outage came later than most in the day, happening at 9:14 a.m. PGE said on its website it expected to restore power for these customers by 2:30 p.m., but as of 1:54 p.m., the company estimates it won’t be before 5:30 p.m.
Just miles away in Beaverton, 1,691 people are without electricity near SW Denney Road. The outage started at 8:17 a.m., according to PGE’s data. The electric company said it expected power to be restored in the area by 1:15 p.m. but Saturday afternoon, it pushed that timeline back to 4:15 p.m. The cause is still being investigated.
Earlier in SW Portland, 1,533 more customers lost power around 6:23 a.m. near the intersection of SW Scholls Ferry Road and SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway. PGE has since restored power to the area, per the electric company’s map.
In North Portland, about 2,206 customers were impacted by an outage near University Park and the St. Johns neighborhoods, PGE said. That outage struck around 8:54 a.m. and there is no estimate for when power will be back on there.
About 2,074 people lost power around 7:53 a.m. near the Hazelwood and Russell neighborhoods. Crews restored power hours later. Hundreds more customers lost power near the Centennial neighborhood in two separate outages that hit at 8:02 and 8:13 a.m., per data from PGE’s map.
In Hillsboro, about 1,800 people were without power near the corner of East Main Street and Northeast 24th Avenue. The outage happened at about 6:40 a.m., and power appears to have been largely restored in the area, according to PGE’s outage map.
Near the corner of SE Johnson Creek Boulevard and Linwood Avenue, about 1,582 people lost power around 8:07 a.m. As of 9:48 a.m., there is no estimated time for when those customers will have their power restored.
At 7:08 a.m., another outage hit 439 customers near the corner of SE Tualatin Highway and 13th Avenue. PGE expects to have power restored to them by noon.
Dozens of households are also without electricity in Lake Oswego, Multnomah and Tigard. A fallen tree on a power line caused about 180 people to lose power at 5:36 a.m. in Tigard, PGE said. PGE estimated the company would have power restored to customers there by 9:15 a.m. but the company has since pushed that timeline back to 12:15 p.m.
The outages have struck amid a morning of heavy rain and winds. KOIN 6 meteorologists forecasted stormy weather to impact the metro area heaviest Saturday morning and then taper off in the afternoon.
Outages and power restorations are changing by the minute. PGE’s outage detection map updates data for the metro area every 10 minutes.
KOIN 6 News will update this article as information changes and becomes available.