Rain and wind block roads and knock out power

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Rain and wind are slamming the Northwest, leaving thousands of people without power.

Officials say fallen trees are blocking roads, and mudslides have halted Amtrak passenger train service between Eugene, Oregon and Vancouver, British Columbia. Mountain highways also are iced up.

The National Weather Service says wind gusts of up to 90 miles an hour were reported on the north coast of the Olympic Peninsula.

In Washington, the Grays Harbor County Public Utility District reports about 33,000 customers without power. Pacific Power says about 37,000 homes and businesses are without electricity in Washington, northern California and Oregon.

An avalanche warning is in effect through today for the Cascades.

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