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The lightning storms that passed over central and eastern Oregon this week brought 5000 lightning strikes.  Firefighters will be watching to see whether those turn into larger fires. 

 

Carol Connelly, with the Northwest Coordination Center, says they're concerned about this weekend's weather, which is predicted to be hot and windy. Those winds could quickly turn a small, smoldering fire into an inferno. 

 

Fires that are started by lightning strikes can smolder for days, even weeks, before turning into a larger fire.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

 

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.

 
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