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Strong winds knock out power in Pacific Northwest

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Strong winds overnight knocked down this tree in Spokane's Perry District. Strong winds overnight knocked down this tree in Spokane's Perry District.
SEATTLE -

Strong winds downed trees and downed out utility lines throughout the Pacific Northwest, leaving thousands of people without power.

Seattle City Light said a Saturday night windstorm left more than 50,000 customers without power though electricity was restored to thousands by Sunday morning. Spokesman Roberto Bonaccorso says crews are working Sunday to make repairs to about 16,000 homes.

Closer to home, Avista is reporting 187 power outages in the area as of 9:55 a.m. A viewer at 12th and Pittsburg reports a downed tree that has fallen on a car and shut down the road. 

Meteorologist Chris Burke with the National Weather Service says parts of Seattle saw sustained winds as high as 60 miles Saturday night.

In Oregon, Portland General Electric says about 20,000 customers do not have power as of 8 a.m. Sunday.

The Oregon State Police says a woman was injured when a 40-foot tall tree came down onto the hood of her car while she was driving in southeast Douglas County. She lost control and hit another car.

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