More people use power strips this time of the year to power Christmas lights, but make sure you're not overloading them. If the cord feels hot, turn them off and disconnect some lights. Paul Corah with the Portland Fire Bureau says candles are also a common problem this time of year. If you do light candles, keep them out of your bedroom. Curtains will frequently blow into candles, starting fires.
Lane closures and detours Mt. WA Dr at Shevlin Park Road North to Regency (7/11-11/30)
Road closures along Roosevelt Ave >< Silver Lake Blvd -Chamberlain St. 7a-5p (9/6-11/20)
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 – November.