Crews working to restore power in Hood River

Crews working to restore power in Hood River »Play Video
A tree fell onto a couple's home south of Hood River, Ore. The couple was OK, but had to temporarily move out because of the damage. (Photo submitted by Bob Heye.)

HOOD RIVER, Ore. – More than 1,700 people are in the dark in Hood River Sunday after an ice storm took down trees and power lines across the region this week.

As of Sunday morning, approximately 1,723 homes were without power in the Hood River and Mosier areas.

Pacific Power crews spent Saturday trying to restore power to more than 4,000 customers.
Dozens of trees crashed onto area roads, some taking power lines down with them.

“It was like fireworks going off all day long because it just sounded like all this popping going off constantly,” said Viola Hamman.

Early Saturday morning, a huge tree came crashing down on a couple's home just south of Hood River. The couple was asleep at the time, but no one was hurt.

"It just exploded all over the house," said neighbor Jim Abshire. "They were real lucky."