High winds causes power outages across the county

By Emily Gillespie, Columbian Breaking News Reporter



Wind gusts have reached speeds of 38 mph this morning, downing power lines and causing power outages.

A brief but large outage affected more than 1,800 customers in the Cascade Park area this morning at about 6:45 a.m. but was restored about a half hour later, according to Clark Public Utilities Spokeswoman Erica Erland.

High winds and downed trees caused a handful of small outages in the Camas area this morning, some of which are still being repaired, Erland said.

Utilities crews also responded this morning to a power line that went down across Northeast Hathaway Road between 283rd Street and state Highway 500, according to emergency dispatchers.