Rain, wind blamed for outages in 5 OR counties



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It may be June but heavy rain and winds across five Oregon counties are blamed for temporarily cutting power to more than 4,000 Portland General Electric customers.

Utility spokesman Steve Corson told The Oregonian on Monday night that downed power lines and trees have caused the majority of the outages, which include the Salem, McMinnville and Beaverton areas.

Customers in Washington, Clackamas, Marion, Yamhill and Polk counties have been affected.

PGE crews were working to fix the problems.


Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com