UPDATED: Power Restored to 90,000 After Outages, Fallen Trees in Portland Metro
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
As of 8:30 a.m. there were still approximately 12,000 people without power in Washington, Clackamas and Multnomah Counties.
Clark Public Utilities reported there were 16,494 customers without power in their service area Tuesday.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation reported via Twitter that it had cleared 23 downed trees or limbs by Tuesday afternoon.
On Tuesday at approximately 4:12 p.m., police officers responded to reports that a large treel had fallen on the roadway at Southwest Naito Parkway and Morrison Street. The tree struck a passing cyclist and landed on an occupied vehicle, according to police.
Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the cyclist who was suffering from traumatic but not life-threatening injuries, police said. The cyclist has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment. Occupants of the vehicle were not injured by the falling tree, according to police.
At 2 p.m., Vancouver Public Works Street crews were working through a list of 30 reports of fallen trees in the streets, according to city officials.
Approximately 30 traffic signals have been turned back on after power failures and surges today in Vancouver.
More Twitter updates below