A downed power line in Gales Creek. Photo: Chas Hundley
BUXTON - High winds and soaking rain have already taken their toll during this weekend's flood watch: Power outages throughout the region, from multiple causes, have impacted customers of Portland General Electric and West Oregon Electric Co-op in Timber, Buxton, and some Banks-area homes. Land lines with the 357, 359, and 992 prefix cannot dial 911.
Update: 911 service was restored at 12:52 p.m.
And as of about 10:30 a.m., the Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency (WCCCA), the government agency that handles 911 and emergency response communications in the county, told Forest Grove Fire & Rescue that landlines with 357, 359, and 992 prefixes cannot . . .