2014-02-17 09:42:00 by Metro Networks, Inc.
(Portland, OR) -- Violent weather is causing a number of problems in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington, including power outages for thousands. Officials say about eleven-thousand Portland General Electric customers and five-thousand customers of Clark Public Utilities are without electricity this morning. PGE says about 67-hundred are without power in Clackamas County and nearly 45-hundred are without electricity in Multnomah County. Officials hope to have all power restored no later than 9:45 this morning.