Around 1K still without power after wind storm

As many as 200,000 customers were without power at some point

A power pole snapped in Hillsboro, April 7 2017. (Hillsboro Police)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) —  Around 12,000 customers in Yamhill, Washington, Marion and Multnomah Counties were still without power Saturday after Friday’s wind storm whipped through the area.

The strongest wind storm of the year moved through the area, and while it was breezy Friday afternoon, the highest wind gusts (40-60 mph) were over by 1 p.m.

According to Portland General Electric, about 205,000 people experienced outages at some point during the storm. Crews worked through Friday and Saturday night to get power back to thousands.

As of 9 p.m. Sunday, about 1,000 customers of PGE and Pacific Power remain without power. Crews continue to work as fast as possible to restore service to those affected.

In Clark County, more than 13,000 customers had their power restored by the end of Friday night. By 5 a.m. Saturday, everyone of their customers had power back.

PGE Power outages
Pacific Power outages

There were reports of hundreds of trees and power lines down. Eleven Portland Public Schools had power outages but officials said all students and staff were safe and cold lunches would be served. The Hillsboro School District also had many schools without power, but they said around 2 p.m. that power was slowly returning.

School districts told parents to expect bus delays on the way home Friday due to road closures and down power lines.

Peak gusts along the coast were as high as 92 mph as of noon.

Damage left behind by downed trees and widespread power outages remains across the Portland metro area and beyond.

Trees fell on at least two houses in Beaverton neighborhoods. Police say no one was injured in those incidents.

A man died after he was hit by a large tree limb in Tigard’s Garden Home neighborhood. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said a resident found 67-year-old Ronald Kibert unconscious outside. He was taken to OHSU but died from his injuries.

Another tree fell on a house on SE 60th and Duke. Bryan Pulliam caught the fall on camera because he was outside warning neighbors about some downed power lines.

“[I] Noticed the ground splitting a little bit more and more and the branches of that tree were in that power line over there,” Pulliam said.

The homeowners was inside when it happened, but was not injured.

A large tree also took out service on the Streetcar between SW Harrison and the South Waterfront. Shuttles are serving the stop until the tree is cleared.

Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue said between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m. crews responded to 256 calls, 120 wires down, 16 small outdoor fires, 3 brush fires and 1 residential fire.

Stay updated with the more from the KOIN 6 News Weather Center.