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An increasing amount of power in the northwest is generated by wind. Michael Milstein, with the Bonneville Power Administration, says there are enough wind farms to power Portland and Seattle. He says “When all those are cranking out full power at full capacity, it’s roughly the equivalent of three nuclear plants.” That's 3000 megawatts of electricity and more wind farms are being built. Milstein says that when the wind isn't blowing, the hydropower system takes up the slack.

 

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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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