Strong Winds Slam Oregon Coast, Knock Out Power - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Strong Winds Slam Oregon Coast, Knock Out Power

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - High winds have begun hammering parts of the Oregon coast and causing power outages.

KGW-TV reported a gust of 110 mph at Cape Foulweather. The Oregonian reported a gust of 99 mph at Cape Blanco, and 69 mph at the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport.

KCST-FM radio in Florence reported 88 mph gusts and power outages in the area. KCST also said a tree fell onto a car and injured a woman. There were no immediate reports of serious damage.

The high winds are part of a winter storm that moved into Western Oregon overnight. The storm brought a couple inches of snow to parts of the Willamette Valley before turning to rain. Forecasters say there will be more rain over the next few days and there could be flooding.
   

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