Crews work to clear the roadway after a vehicle collided with a fallen tree on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Thursday,Oct. 13, 2016 in Eugene, Ore. The moderate-to-heavy rains Thursday kick off a stormy period - with a lull predicted Friday before the weather intensifies again Saturday. Later Thursday gusts of up to 65 mph are predicted along the coasts. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)

Wind, rain wallop Pacific Northwest

Strong winds and heavy rain walloped the Pacific Northwest, leaving thousands without power as utility crews prepare for what's expected to be a rougher storm on Saturday.