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(Plymouth, WA)  --  Five people are injured following an explosion at a liquefied natural gas plant in Benton County, Washington.  Officials say shrapnel from yesterday's blast at the Williams Northwest Pipeline Gas Plant punctured a tank that contained about seven-million gallons of liquid natural gas.  A two-mile-radius evacuation order was issued, but that was later reduced to one mile.  None of the injuries is considered life-threatening.

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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)