High winds cause power outages in Camas-Washougal

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

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.