The Latest: Cleanup starts after Pacific Northwest storm

AP News
Posted: Nov 18, 2015 9:42 AM

SEATTLE (AP) — The latest on the deadly windstorm that swept across the Pacific Northwest (all times local):

6:40 a.m.

The cleanup has begun in Washington state after a powerful storm killed at least three people and cut power to more than 300,000 residents.

Police said a woman in her 50s was killed Tuesday when a tree toppled in Spokane, and another died when a tree fell on her car southwest of Spokane. A man in his mid-20s was killed when a tree crushed his car as he was driving near Sultan in Snohomish County.

Utilities say the number of customers without power remained in the six digits early Wednesday. Numerous schools have canceled classes.

Strong winds and an extended downpour caused fewer problems in Oregon, but roughly 7,000 Portland General Electric customers remain without power in the Portland area.

The utility expects to have it restored before noon.