Wind, snow slam Northwest

Gusts topping 80 mph knock out power for thousands

Posted: December 18, 2012 at 2:12 a.m.

The strongest Northwest storm of the season blew in early Monday on winds that gusted to more than 80 mph on the coast, knocking out power in places and creating blizzard-like conditions in the mountains.

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