Gusty weather bringing more rain, wind

Associated Press Updated: February 17, 2014 at 1:16 pm • Published: February 17, 2014 0

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Wind gusts have knocked down branches and caused power outages in coastal Oregon and the Willamette Valley, and forecasters say more is on the way.

The National Weather Service says gusts could approach 70 mph on beaches and 60 mph in north and central Oregon coastal communities on Monday. A high-wind warning remains in effect until late Tuesday.

KGW-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1gNxvgZ ) Portland International Airport lost power from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m., but backup generators took over and flights were not disrupted.

Flooded river basins took on 2 inches of rain over the weekend, prompting flooding in some areas, while landslides and rock slides blocked roads in the Columbia River Gorge and northwest Portland.

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