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Monday in Portland: More Oregonians experiencing power outages, Oregon ballots due by 8 p.m. tomorrow and more

Emily Scarvie

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By Emily Scarvie

(PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Monday, Nov. 7 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses.

1. More Oregonians experiencing power outages as rain, cold weather move in

With more rain and cold temperatures in the forecast, many Oregonians are dealing with power outages on Monday. Pacific Power said more than 100 customers living north of Junction City were without power. It’s unclear what caused the outage. The company also reported more than 11,100 customers without power in the Albany area. That outage was restored around 9:45 a.m.

Portland General Electric reported more than 300 customers with outages in northeast Salem. PGE said the power should be restored by noon.

2. Election Day is Tuesday in Oregon; Here's how to return your ballot

Tuesday is Election Day in Oregon and all ballots need to be returned by 8 p.m. Those who are registered to vote in Oregon should’ve already received their ballot in the mail. Voters can track their ballot online using the Oregon Secretary of State’s My Vote system. In Multnomah County, voters can check via Ballot Trax.

Oregon voters can return their ballot by mail or in person at a drop box. Oregon return envelopes are prepaid and don’t need stamps. All ballots must be in a drop box or mailed and postmarked by Nov. 8 to be counted. The deadline to turn in ballots to a drop box on Election Day is 8 p.m.

3. Incident in SE Portland draws heavy police and fire presence

There’s a large police presence near Harrison Park and Portland Community College after a reported fire on Monday. Officers responded to the 2000 block of Southeast 83rd Avenue just before 9 a.m. and fire units were sent to the same location just minutes before.

A large section of the roadway was blocked off with caution tape and smoke could be seen coming from somewhere inside the perimeter. One person was loaded into an ambulance.

Portland Community College broadcasted a message warning about an active threat and asking people to stay inside. The college’s Twitter account posted a message around 10:15 a.m. that the southeast campus was on lockdown. At least one Multnomah County resident reported receiving an emergency shelter-in-place alert.

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