Most of Hermiston was without power for nearly three hours on Saturday after a wind storm blew a tree into a transmission line.
According to updates posted by Umatilla Electric Cooperative, about 12,600 customers served by eight different substations lost power before 3:30 p.m.
Juniper Canyon substation was restored at 5:38 p.m., with several other substations following in the next 25 minutes. The last of the Columbia District was restored at 7:05 p.m.
A real-time map of outages, including estimates of when power will be restored, can be found online at www.umatillaelectric.com. Customers can call 1-888-465-5701 to report outages.
Saturday’s wind storm also caused damage elsewhere, including Page Avenue in Stanfield, where one large tree fell over and blocked the road and another had a limb come crashing down on top of a car, breaking its back window.
In downtown Hermiston, cars were having difficultly navigating Main Street and Gladys Avenue after traffic cones and traffic signs surrounding the festival street construction blew over.