Northwest storm leaves hundreds of thousands without power


Tens of thousands of people remained without power in the Pacific Northwest after a winter storm blanketed the region with ice and snow and made travel treacherous.

The greater Portland, Oregon, area was the hardest hit, with more than 200,000 people still in the dark night. Authorities said it could be a day or more before electricity is fully restored, and forecasters warned of more hazardous weather through.

The extreme conditions, loss of power and transportation problems prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to declare a state of emergency for the greater metro area.


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