High winds cause power outages in Camas-Washougal

High wind warning is in effect until 3 p.m. Wednesday

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Heavy winds and downed trees caused power outages in several spots around Clark County today, including in Camas where traffic lights were out of service (Northeast Third Avenue and Dallas Street pictured abpve). As of 2 p.m., power had been restored to most of the Camas-Washougal area.

Heavy winds and downed trees caused power outages in the Camas-Washougal area, and several other spots around Clark County today.

The first outage was reported just after 6:30 a.m. in north Camas. According to Erica Erland of Clark Public Utilities, power was restored to those 3,000 customers just before 9 a.m.

Outages, however, continued to occur, at one point impacting nearly 20,000 customers around Clark County.

As of 2 p.m., just 14 customers in Camas-Washougal were still without power. They were among more than 7,000 countywide.

Clark Public Utilities maintains a map detailing power outages.

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning, for the greater Portland and Vancovuer Metro area, including Camas and Washougal. It remains in effect until 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The system will bring east winds of 25 to 45 mph, with gusts up to 65 mph.