PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Hundreds of homes and businesses were left without power around the Portland area Saturday, with the outages stretching into Sunday.
Portland General Electric’s website showed more than 1,500 homes and businesses were left without power at one point. Most of the outages were in Clackamas County. By Sunday morning, about 500 customers scattered throughout 5 counties were powerless.
PGE told KOIN 6 News the outages were caused by a car hitting a utility pole.
According to Pacific Power’s website, about 500 homes and businesses in the Mount Tabor area were also without power on Saturday. There is no information as to what caused those outages.
The hundreds of power outages meant no air conditioning or fans to battle Saturday’s heat.
By early Saturday afternoon, temperatures were already in the 90s and expected to reach 99 degrees.