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The Pacific Northwest is in the odd position of having too much energy. That's because of the extremely high mountain runoff in the Columbia River. The Bonneville Power Administration's Michael Milsteen says they've been unplugging the windmills the last few nights. Too much power all at once can shut down transmission lines and cause blackouts.

 

 

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

 

  • I-84,Troutdale MP 17 - 62, in the Coumbia Gorge remains closed. The highway is closed EB at Exit 17 in Troutdale. Trucks use US-26 to OR-35 as an alternate route.

 

  • Construction at 27th Street . Northbound Lane Closed from Ferguson to Bear Creek.  Detour in place.

 

  • 27th and Bear Creek Rd intersection varying traffic control changes

 

  • O.B. Riley Road South-bound lane closed south of Mervin Samples Rd (12/17)