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(Independence, OR)  --  Willamette Valley hop growers say they're having a good harvest this season.  Farmers say winter flooding and hot summer temperatures have driven the bounty.  Growers are also benefiting from the nationwide growth in the number of craft breweries over the past decade.  The national average price for hops has doubled since 2004.

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • I-84,Troutdale MP 17 - 62, in the Coumbia Gorge remains closed. The highway is closed EB at Exit 17 in Troutdale. Trucks use US-26 to OR-35 as an alternate route.

 

  • Construction at 27th Street . Northbound Lane Closed from Ferguson to Bear Creek.  Detour in place.

 

  • 27th and Bear Creek Rd intersection varying traffic control changes

 

  • O.B. Riley Road South-bound lane closed south of Mervin Samples Rd (12/17)