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It’s one of the highest water years in a long time on the Columbia River and power managers are trying to figure out what to do with the extra electricity being churned out by the hydro dams. There could be blackouts if the grid gets overloaded. Bonneville Power's Doug Johnson says one possibility is that wind farms may have to shut down temporarily. For now, the plan is on hold while officials review comments from wind producers, and from members of Congress who oppose taking wind power off the grid.

 

 

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Traffic & Weather

 
  • Pilot Butte closed to vehicles. Pedestrians will be routed around the work areas. (5/4-18)
  • Burgess Road CLOSED at the junction with Hwy 97.  Flaggers.   (5/4-7)
  • Cinco deMayo race. Closures and Traffic Controls. Minnesota in downtown Bend. (5/5)
  • Skyline Ranch Road CLOSED behind Summit High School (4/22 - 7/22)
  • Brosterhous Road CLOSED between Windsor Drive and Knott Road  (4/27 - 5/25)
 
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