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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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Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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

 

  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.