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A rescue was underway this morning for a climber caught in a small slide on Mt. Hood. The climber was stranded about 100 yards west of the Hogsback, a popular climbing route for climbers trying to reach the peak.

"So we were just going to send a person up the mountain to assist carrying this person off the mountain."  Clackamas County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Jim Strovink says the woman was alert but has injuries to her back and face. She was with a group of about 12 climbers. May and June are the most popular months for climbing Mt. Hood due to the combination of more reliable weather plus deep snowpack.
 
 
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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.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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