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Strong winds cause power outages

High wind warning issued
By Katie Frankowicz

The Daily Astorian

Published on November 13, 2017 7:16AM

Last changed on November 13, 2017 9:25AM

Wind knocked out power for a number of North Coast residents overnight, and some customers remained without electricity Monday morning.

Power went out across all of Clatsop County for three minutes early in the morning when wind affected a transmission line between Clatsop and Tillamook counties, according to a Pacific Power spokesman.

Pacific Power crews determined an outage off Fort Clatsop Road was caused by wind. Crews addressed other small power outages in neighborhoods near Seaside, west of downtown Astoria and off of Highway 202 near Olney into late Monday morning. Several hundred customers were affected, a spokesman estimated.

The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning that is expected to last through 6 p.m. Gusts of up to 65 mph are expected in North Coast communities, with stronger gusts up to 70 and 80 mph predicted for ares near beaches and headlands.

The winds will be strongest and most widespread in the late morning and through the afternoon, according to the weather service.

A high surf advisory for the North Coast and Washington state’s south coast comes along with the wind warning. It will last through 5 p.m.

“Wave run-up on southwest facing beaches and jetties will be much higher than normal,” the weather service stated, advising people to avoid jetties. Such conditions also produce rip currents and erode beaches in certain areas.


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