Windy weather causes damage, power outages

Windy weather causes damage, power outages
A tree rests on two power lines on Rupert Avenue in Oak Grove. (Photo by Paula Hannett)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Wind gusts knocked down tree branches and caused thousands of power outages in the Portland area Sunday morning.

Crews have been working all day to restore power. Portland General Electric reported more than 1,500 homes without power as of 5:30 p.m. More than 1,400 of those outages were in Clackamas County.

There were more than 10,000 homes without power early Sunday morning.

KATU Meteorologist Rhonda Shelby said Sunday morning the strongest wind gusts would be before 11 a.m., when a wind advisory was scheduled to expire.

“Tonight, showers or thunderstorms are still possible with overnight lows around the low 40s,” Shelby said.