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January 16 00:07:33, National Weather Service - Portland, NWSPortland
North #Lombard construction begins this winter! Expect safety improvements and travel-time predictability for all Lombard travelers. Join us online through Jan. 31 to learn about the project, including what to expect during construction. t.co/WL9ZXNFaGw#pdxtraffict.co/ffa0dyUZla
January 15 16:51:48, Oregon Department of Transportation, oregondot
Traffic Alert: SE Brower Rd. near Corbett is open from Larch Mountain Rd until the end of paved section to the east. The road was closed due to downed trees in power lines. The unpaved section near Palmer Mill Rd. will reopen by 6pm. In west hills, NW Springville is fully open.
January 15 16:20:37, Multnomah County Roads, MultCoRoads
Traffic Alert: Louden Road has reopened between Larch Mountain Road and Deverell Road near Corbett in rural east Multnomah County, after crews removed trees and reinstalled downed power lines from this week's storm. The only county road still closed is part of nearby Brower Rd.
January 15 12:50:52, Multnomah County Roads, MultCoRoads
TRAFFIC ALERT: A crash involving two semi-trucks has both eastbound & westbound left lanes of I-84 closed near Rooster Rock (MP23.7). No reported injuries, no major leaks. Avoid the area. Be prepared for possible temporary freeway closures for debris/ truck removal. t.co/6BjjCtw9d2
January 15 09:41:39, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, MultCoSO
Traffic Alert: Knieriem Rd. near Corbett has reopened to traffic after storm damage was cleared. Contractors will be removing downed trees in power lines soon to reopen Louden Rd. between Larch Mountain Rd. & Deverell Rd., then Brower Rd. nearby. Use caution with debris on roads.
January 15 09:09:33, Multnomah County Roads, MultCoRoads
SE 18th & Knight: *UPDATE* There were actually two adults and one child occupant and all 3 have been transported to Emanuel Hospital for smoke inhalation. 1 guinea pig was rescued by firefighters & seems to be doing fine. Traffic affected for at least 60-90 min #alert@PBOTinfo
January 15 06:06:12, Portland Fire & Rescue, PDXFire
Traffic #ALERT Northbound I205 is closed due to a deceased person on the roadway. @ppbtraffic Major Crash Team investigating. @OregonDOT diverting all NB traffic to WB I84. Closure will continue for several hours.
SE 18th & Knight: SE PDX crews are at the scene of a 1 story house fire. One adult and one child (blind child according to adult 911 caller). Fire is under control, no word on cause. One occupant was evaluated for smoke inhalation but not transported. #alert@PBOTinfo
January 15 05:42:21, Portland Fire & Rescue, PDXFire
The odds appear heavily weighted towards below average temperatures occurring in the Jan 22-28th time window across the Pacific Northwest. How cold it will get remains uncertain, but even average temperatures will feel cool compared to our recent mild weather. #pdxtst#orwx#wawxt.co/tae3TCQ4Do
January 15 05:07:16, National Weather Service - Portland, NWSPortland
I-84, @ 122nd Ave, Delay 20min-2hrs, A disabled veh has he right lanes closed WB @ 122nd Use caution. #pdxtraffic... t.co/kRy1IuZtxp
Traffic Alert: Some good news in rural east county, where SE Lusted Rd. is open in both directions at 302nd Ave. and on Oxbow Dr. which is now open in both directions from 322nd Ave. to Division Dr. Both sections were down to 1 lane earlier this week due to this week's storm.
January 14 15:20:48, Multnomah County Roads, MultCoRoads
Traffic Alert: Please note that the Burnside Bridge will be closed to all users on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 16-17 from 6 am until 6 pm as we install a new controls to operate the drawbridge. Use Morrison and Steel bridges as alternate routes. TriMet buses detour to Steel Bridge. t.co/X3HpLH9ZLq
East County Traffic Alert: Several roads in rural east county remain all or partly blocked due to storm damage. Louden, Knieriem and Brower Rds. near Corbett have closed sections. Lusted Rd. is closed eastbound at 302nd & Oxbow Dr. is closed westbound from 322nd to Division.
January 14 10:44:46, Multnomah County Roads, MultCoRoads
Traffic Alert: In the rural west hills, 2 roads are still impacted by this week's storm. Thompson Rd is open between Cornell & 53rd but use caution due to debris on the road which was underwater earlier. Springville from Skyline to a half mile west has 1 lane open due to debris.
January 14 10:36:39, Multnomah County Roads, MultCoRoads
I-5, from @ Victory Blvd to Oregon Washington Border, Delay 20min-2hrs, Road maint ops have the left lanes closed NB between Marine Drive and the Washington border. Use caution. #pdxtraffic... t.co/uY1ep5GxHd
Please continue to stay safe and away from downed lines. Report any downed lines or outages to 800-544-1795. Power lines don’t need to spark or hum to be dangerous. Always assume they are live and never touch them.
Our crews continue to work to restore power as quickly as safety allows to the 32,766 customers still without power due to 253 individual outage events. Since midnight last night, we’ve restored power to 69,835 customers and won’t let up until every customer has their power back.
ALERT: NW Germantown Rd (Skyline to US 30) is now REOPENED as of 5pm, after PBOT crews cleared muddy debris today. SW Montgomery is also REOPENED after crews worked w utilities to make it safe. #pdxtraffic#pdxtst
January 13 17:19:18, Portland Bureau of Transportation, PBOTinfo
Traffic Alert: SE Stark St. has reopened to traffic between the Historic Columbia River Hwy. and SE Kerslake Rd. in rural east county, after a closure today due to downed trees in power lines.
January 13 17:03:42, Multnomah County Roads, MultCoRoads
Traffic Alerts: Several County roads remain closed due to downed trees in power lines or high water, including sections of NW Thompson, Loudon, Lusted, Stark, and Oxbow. Stark St. is expected to reopen tonight. Use caution, as some lanes are narrowed but passable due to debris.
January 13 16:54:31, Multnomah County Roads, MultCoRoads
¡ALERTA! Dairy Creek Road permanecerá cerrada entre [Mountaindale Road y Corey Road debido a inundación. Evite la zona; use una ruta alternativa. #pdxtraffic#WashCoLUTt.co/OENjyMwYvj
January 13 15:49:30, Washington County Roads, washcoroads
January 13 15:31:08, Washington County Roads, washcoroads
Traffic Advisory: West Burnside to remain CLOSED through the weekend after landslide damages power lines, sends large trees and hundreds of yards of debris onto roadway.
(Image courtesy of our friends at @PDXParksandRec) t.co/MrR6h2mzZg
January 13 13:04:58, Portland Bureau of Transportation, PBOTinfo
January 13 11:44:25, Oregon Department of Transportation, oregondot
Fourth wettest first twelve days of January on record for the Portland Airport with 5.45” of rain from Jan 1-12, 2021. #orwx#wawx
January 13 10:51:50, National Weather Service - Portland, NWSPortland
EB I-84 continues to be closed at Exit 17, #Troutdale after a #landslide early this morning blocked the EB lanes at MP 36. Crews are working to clear the road and ensure against further slide threats before reopening the hwy. Expect a lenthy closure. #PDXtraffic#orwxt.co/jCBLqsCDiG
January 13 09:42:46, Oregon Department of Transportation, oregondot
January 13 09:34:23, Washington County Roads, washcoroads
Traffic Alert: SE Stark St. is closed in rural east county from the Historic Columbia River Hwy. to SE Kerslake Rd., including the Stark St. Bridge over the Sandy River, due to downed trees in power lines. Use Troutdale Bridge and HCRH in downtown Troutdale at alt route.
January 13 09:25:55, Multnomah County Roads, MultCoRoads
January 13 09:18:47, Washington County Roads, washcoroads
Traffic Alerts: Several more rural roads in east county are impacted by rains and winds. Lusted Rd. is closed eastbound at 302nd due to a downed tree in power lines. Westbound is open. Near Corbett, Louden Rd. is closed from Larch Mountain Rd. to Deverell Rd. for the same reason.
January 13 08:24:47, Multnomah County Roads, MultCoRoads
We know there has been A LOT of rain out there over the past 24-48 hours. Now it's time for us to gather rainfall reports! How much rain did you measure from this event (please include location/time of measurement/duration of rainfall that was measured). Thank you! #orwx#wawx
January 13 07:51:00, National Weather Service - Portland, NWSPortland
Traffic Alerts: Heavy rains & winds have impacted several Multnomah County roads today. In west hills, Thompson Rd. is closed due to high water from Cornell to 53rd. In east county, Oxbow Dr. is closed westbound only from 322nd to Division due to a downed tree in power lines.
January 13 07:44:51, Multnomah County Roads, MultCoRoads
ALERT: NW Germantown Road CLOSED, between Skyline & U.S. 30. Debris in the roadway. Stay away! Use alternate routes. #pdxtraffic#pdxtst
January 13 07:01:50, Portland Bureau of Transportation, PBOTinfo
The Portland Airport is off to the 4th wettest start to January since 1940 with 5.45" of rain falling in the first 12 days. The wettest first 12 days of January occurred in 1956 when 6.08" fell. #pdxtst#orwx#wawx
January 13 06:50:14, National Weather Service - Portland, NWSPortland
ALERT UPDATE: West Burnside remains CLOSED at least thru this afternoon. Avoid the area! Use alternate routes. Obey detour & road closure signs. Go slow, use extreme caution on detour routes. #pdxtraffict.co/YgqVw4dCkC
January 13 06:24:56, Portland Bureau of Transportation, PBOTinfo
Use caution this morning while driving.
Several roads have down trees, high water, debris, low or down power lines from the heavy rain that I’m sure most of you heard last night.
Deputies, road crews and emergency workers cleared hazards throughout the night.
January 13 06:22:14, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, ClackCoSheriff
January 13 05:55:27, Washington County Roads, washcoroads
Multnomah Co. EM urges residents of Dodson, Oregon to evacuate the area immediately. If you know anyone in Dodson, Oregon, please consider calling them & waking them up. The situation has been deemed too dangerous to send in rescue crews. #pdxtst#orwx#pdxtraffic#pdxt.co/t7Xji6iTZD
January 13 05:27:30, National Weather Service - Portland, NWSPortland
¡ALERTA! Rock Creek Boulevard permanecerá cerrada entre Malheur Avenue y Rock Creek Drive debido a inundación. Evite la zona; use una ruta alternativa. #pdxtraffic#WashCoLUTt.co/45jp6Cj39E
January 13 05:26:23, Washington County Roads, washcoroads
ALERT! Rock Creek Boulevard is closed from Rock Creek Drive to Malheur Avenue due to flooding. Avoid the area; use alternate route. Visit t.co/zRMOfxWSCS to see all 7 road closures. #pdxtraffict.co/U4lrB0eTRH
January 13 04:33:47, Washington County Roads, washcoroads
Report outages online at t.co/E1FGp5jdCV, using the PGE app, or by calling 1-800-544-1795. Stay away from downed lines and report them to PGE immediately. We appreciate customers’ patience as crews work to restore power to all customers as quickly as safety allows.
Crews are responding to outages affecting about 94,000 customers throughout our service area as a result of high winds and heavy rain. Crews are working through the night and expect to continue throughout the day on Wednesday. More information at t.co/HTIcz0AUVo.
W Burnside at Pedestrian Bridge E of Barnes: A significant landslide has brought trees and power lines down in the area. All lanes of traffic on W Burnside are closed near SW Barnes. Power is out from Nw21st Ave and west @portlandgeneral. #alert@PBOTinfo
January 12 23:12:54, Portland Fire & Rescue, PDXFire
ALERT: W Burnside CLOSED both directions, immediately thru Wednesday afternoon 1/13/21. Landslide, trees & power lines down. Use alternate routes: US 26, Cornell Road or US 30. Eastbound detour at Skyline. Westbound detour at W Tichner. #pdxtraffic#pdxtstt.co/Z7uyL3BBPj
January 12 23:09:05, Portland Bureau of Transportation, PBOTinfo
¡ALERTA! Las compuertas para inundaciones que están en las calles Fern Hill están cerradas debido al aumento del nivel del agua. Fern Hill permanecerá cerrada entre Taylor Way y Geiger Road debido ainundación. Evite la zona; use una ruta alternativa. #pdxtraffic#WashCoLUTt.co/NUFLisCU97
January 12 21:02:07, Washington County Roads, washcoroads
ALERT! The flood gates at Fern Hill Road are closed due to high water. Fern Hill Road is closed between Taylor Way and Geiger Road due to flooding. Avoid the area; use alternate route. #pdxtraffic#WashCoLUTt.co/F64kogggUE
January 12 21:01:43, Washington County Roads, washcoroads
1800blk of SE Bidwell: house fire that extended to a second home. Crews arrived to find heavy fire from this one story home. Occupants say it started in laundry room. No injuries reported. #alert@PBOTinfot.co/gX6LEobtgf
January 12 18:36:23, Portland Fire & Rescue, PDXFire
January 12 18:29:52, National Weather Service - Portland, NWSPortland
5300 NE Cully: fire is out. Fire investigators believe this is a suspicious fire and are questioning witnesses and potential suspects. No serious injuries have been reported. Multiple accounts of people escaping out of windows and heroic neighbors. More to come. #alert@PBOTinfo
January 12 17:17:07, Portland Fire & Rescue, PDXFire
January 12 09:15:55, Washington County Roads, washcoroads
The Nehalem at Foss is expected to reach flood stage by the early afternoon and crest late tonight. Expect minor flooding of lowlands near Mohler & Nehalem. #orwxt.co/pNiuDxLrIat.co/HTy7cancv5
January 12 09:06:40, National Weather Service - Portland, NWSPortland
Expect occasional rain through this evening, which will result in most area rivers rising steadily through the day. Rain could be heavy at times, particularly this afternoon and evening across Lincoln, Benton, Linn and Lane Counties. #pdxtst#orwx#wawxt.co/1uDPWp1EO3
January 12 07:11:20, National Weather Service - Portland, NWSPortland
Here is a Mid-Level Water Vapor Loop via #GOESWest. The blue & green areas are showing where a lot of moisture is present in the atmosphere. This moisture will stream into the area over the next 24 to 36 hours, which will bring more rain to the Pacific NW. #orwx#wawxt.co/8hxjiEvEAK
January 12 06:20:48, National Weather Service - Portland, NWSPortland