REDMOND, OR -- Redmond is dealing with widespread power outages at businesses and homes. Wind has also knocked out power at traffic signals and some schools. Pacific Power confirms 10,000 customers are without power in Redmond. Central Electric Co-op says another 400 of their customers are out in Redmond, Powell Butte, Prineville, Sisters and Bend.
The Redmond Airport reports flight delays, cancellations and diversions to other airports, as well. Passengers are encouraged to check with their air carrier before heading to the airport.
Redmond School District officials confirm M.A. Lynch and John Tuck Elemenatries, Obsidian Middle School, Redmond High School, Redmond Proficiency Academy and Terrebonne Community School have lost power. However, students will be dismissed at their normal release time.
Earlier today, several trees and power lines were reported down in the Sisters and Redmond areas, presumably due to wind.