(CBS/AP) SEATTLE - Winds have descended to the storm-weary Pacific Northwest and tens of thousands of people remain without power after a snow and ice front left a tangle of fallen trees and damaged power lines.
Several Oregon counties saw their worst flooding in more than a decade.
On Saturday, gusts of up to 50 miles per hour arrived in much of the region, which could bring down more snow-laden and ice-damaged trees. An urban and small stream flood advisory was issued until 3:30 p.m. Saturday for counties across the region. Due to the excess rainfall and the combination of the melted snow, minor urban flooding is expected, as well as the high possibility of landslides.
More than 200,000 customers remain without electricity as of Saturday morning, reported Puget Sound Energy, one of the region's largest utilities. The utility says that they have restored power to more than 250,000 customers.
Derrick Lonneker climbs onto a downed power pole, as he works to repair a transmission line damaged by a falling tree near a substation, Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)