Thousands without power in Portland area, along the Oregon coast

PORTLAND, Ore. — Thousands of people are without power in the Portland area Tuesday morning as heavy rains have hit western Oregon since Monday night.

As of 9:20 a.m., Portland General Electric (PGE) reported that 2,769 people are without power in Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties. Another 518 have lost power in Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties. Pacific Power reports that 264 people are without power in the Portland area.

On the north and central Oregon coast, Pacific Power is reporting that 366 people have lost power.

A flood watch has been issued for all of western Oregon and southwest Washington. Heavy rain began Monday night and is expected to persist through Wednesday morning.