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Powerful winds swept through Waldport and up the Alsea River on Saturday. A group of older uphill conifers swaying a little more in the breeze due to the soggy ground, was blown down, clipping some powerlines in their fall about a mile east of Waldport. A rather large number of homes were suddenly without power
But quick action by the Central Lincoln PUD and ODOT quickly took care of that and the power was back on pretty quickly, as you can see in the top photo submitted by CLPUD PIO Chris Chandler.
Ken Gagne captured some of the clean up action. As you can see from his photos, these were pretty big trees. Probably as old as Lester Hall of Yachats. But Lester’s still here and they aren’t. Poor trees.
Alsea Highway was closed one mile east of town for about 90 minutes this afternoon as crews chain-sawed their way through the mess. It’s clear sailing through there now.