Updated: Multnomah County open, but many services delayed or closed due to power outages

February 15, 2021

Canada geese on the Willamette River near the Hawthorne Bridge.

This post was updated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Multnomah County will have a delayed opening on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. as power and transportation routes continue to be restored across the Metro area after the winter storm. 

Central Library, Capitol Hill, Hillsdale, St. Johns and Sellwood Libraries are closed today due to power outages. The Animal Services shelter in Troutdale and other library locations will open to the public at noon. 

Other Multnomah County services are open, but Chair Deborah Kafoury asks the public, employees and managers to have patience as we realize many people may have experienced power, cell phone and internet outages that have made communication and some operations difficult. 

All essential workers should report to work at the usual time. Teleworking employees will continue teleworking as usual, wherever possible.

The Board of County Commissioners’ regular Board Briefing will have a delayed start at 10:30 a.m.  

People are urged to watch multco.us, or follow the County on Twitter or Facebook for the latest updates.