Thousands without power as high winds hit Washington, Oregon

Published 12-14-2018

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SEATTLE (AP) - High winds toppled trees and power lines, causing thousands to lose power and roads to be closed across Washington and Oregon.

The National Weather Service issued high wind warnings Friday for Oregon and Washington's Pacific Coast and Washington's northern interior with wind advisories for areas inland.

West of Port Angeles, Washington, downed trees and power lines caused the indefinite closure of 22 miles of state Route 112. Utility companies said thousands of customers lost power around the northern Olympic Peninsula.

Olympic National Park officials closed the visitor center in Port Angeles, Hurricane Ridge Road and the Hoh Visitor Center.

In Oregon, Pacific Power officials said inclement weather was causing outages from Astoria to Cave Junction.

Oregon Department of Transportation officials temporarily closed Interstate 84 in eastern Oregon between Pendleton and La Grande after 90 mph winds were reported and at least one truck appeared to have blown over on the freeway. It re-opened mid-afternoon.

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