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Portland General Electric has 14 crews in the WL area working to restore power

PMG PHOTO: BRIAN MONIHAN - Crews from Asplundh cut back branches from powerlines along Highway 43 in West Linn. Over the weekend, residents throughout West Linn saw their power come back on, but hundreds are now on their 10th consecutive day with no power. Portland General Electric estimated that nearly 650 customers in the 97068 zip code were without power as of Monday morning, Feb. 22.

According to PGE, 14 crews were working in the greater West Linn area Monday morning; 16 were in the greater Wilsonville area and 11 in and around Lake Oswego.

The utility company noted that it encountered several setbacks as it attempted power restoration over the past week. In multiple areas throughout the region, PGE was able to restore power to customers, but saw it go out again and had to return to those areas.

PGE's website noted that in Clackamas and Marion counties in particular, trees continuing to fall made restoration challenging.

"As we neared completion of restoring transmission lines to the areas reaching from Colton to North Marion to Salem to Oregon City, additional falling trees and limbs into those lines meant that the restoration efforts were impacted," PGE's website states.

The company estimates power will be restored to all of West Linn within the next two days, according to the website.

At a meeting of the West Linn City Council tonight, Feb. 22, the council will hear a storm damage assessment and repairs update from city staff.

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