Winter weather conditions cancel school in Estacada
As Esacada feels the effects from this weekend's winter storm, school district leaders have announced that in-person and distance learning will not occur tomorrow, Feb. 16.
The Estacada School District announced the decision in a Facebook post on Monday, Feb. 15, citing road conditions and power outages.
As snow and ice covered the region this weekend, Clackamas County issued an emergency declaration Saturday, Feb. 13. Many roads were not passable because of the blustery conditions and downed trees.
Portland General Electric said this weekend's storm was "historic" and caused "extensive damage."
"As each storm rolls in, more ice builds up on trees and power lines, that causes more and more trees and power lines to fall," the company's website said. "We have restored power to more than 150,000 customers, since the start of the storm, unfortunately, as we repair one area, another area is impacted, and more repairs have to happen. We appreciate this is frustrating and are working as fast as we can, while keeping safety for all as our priority."
In the 97023 and 97022 ZIP codes, which include Estacada and Eagle Creek, more than 800 customers were without power as of Monday afternoon, Feb. 15.
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