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Allergy season seems to have hit us a bit early this year, thanks to a mild winter.

 

Experts say - that you may be doomed to sneeze.

 

Dr. Adam Williams, an allergist at Bend Memorial Clinic says you might thank your parents if you suffer from allergies.

 

“that has to do with our genetic predisposition.  So people who are going to develop allergies are destined to do so by the genes they inherit from their parents. And only some people have those genes, about 40% of the people have those genes.”

 

Williams says allergies happen when antibodies in the nose and throat react to pollen and dust - and springtime is the worst - because all of the trees and flowers are shooting bursts of pollen into the air, and any slight breeze can send you running for the tissues.

 

In Central Oregon - juniper is the biggest problem, but there are some very effective products on the market that can help you cope.

 

“I just want to make sure that people understand that there’s lots of good options out there for their primary care doctor or primary provider or allergist if the need arises. And to not suffer needlessly. There’a a lot of options that can help with allergy symptom control.”

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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