Numerous power outages, downed trees reported

This large fir tree fell across NW Dairy Creek Road north of Meacham in Washington County, March 25, 2014 (Washington County Sheriff's Office)
This large fir tree fell across NW Dairy Creek Road north of Meacham in Washington County, March 25, 2014 (Washington County Sheriff's Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Numerous power outages and downed trees were reported across the KOIN 6 News viewing area on Tuesday.

This tree branch in Gresham snapped off in high winds, March 25, 2014 (Report It: Gregg Marshall)
This tree branch in Gresham snapped off in high winds, March 25, 2014 (Report It: Gregg Marshall)

Portland General Electric (PGE) reported 23 outages in Clackamas County, five in Multnomah County and five in Washington County around 5 p.m. In total, approximately, 2,194 customers were affected by the outages.

As of 5:45 p.m., power was restored to some customers in Clackamas County, bringing  the total number affected down to approximately 2,010.

A PGE spokesperson said the outages were a result of the weather, which also took down several trees across the area.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reported a large tree took down power lines on NW Dairy Creek Road of Meacham Road, which will remain closed until 7:30 p.m.

Another tree was reported north of North Plains that ripped power lines in half, causing the power to be lost and started a small fire that quickly diminished due to the rain, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

The owner of Ruby’s Doggie Daycare on SE 28th Avenue said part of the store’s roof ripped off around 4:30 p.m. and hit power lines as a result of high winds.

This tarp was ripped from the roof of Ruby's Doggie Daycare in Portland on March 25, 2014. (KOIN)
This tarp was ripped from the roof of Ruby’s Doggie Daycare in Portland on March 25, 2014. (KOIN)

Stay with KOIN 6 News for the latest power outage reports as a result of Tuesday’s weather.

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