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SR 14 and US 97 to close for historic super load transformer


September 12, 2018

What weighs just over 1 million pounds, is 360 feet long, 21 feet tall, and will soon be traveling through the Gorge? A windmill transformer, of course. In addition, travelers in the area of State Route 14 and US 97 should be prepared for some delays and quite a sight starting Monday night, Sept. 17.

Omega Morgan, in conjunction with the Washington State Department of Transportation, the Washington State Patrol, and the Klickitat County Sherriff’s Department, will move the massive piece of equipment over two nights.

SR 14 will be fully closed from 10 p.m. Monday until 4 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 between Roosevelt and the SR 14/US 97 interchange. There will also be intermittent closures w...

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