The Dalles
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Large Transformer To Be Transported Monday And Tuesday Nights

The just over one million pound windmill transformer headed for the Rock Creek Substation in the Goldendale area will be transported there on Monday and Tuesday nights.  The Washington State Department of Transportation says the massive piece of equipment will be moved over two nights.  Highway 14 between Roosevelt and the Highway 97 interchange will be fully closed from 10 p.m. Monday until 4 a.m. Tuesday.  There will also be intermittent closures with flagger-controlled traffic on eastbound Highway 14 near Dallesport and on both directions of Highway 97 between Toppenish and the Highways 14 and 97 interchange during those hours.  From 10 p.m. Tuesday until 4 a.m. Wednesday, both directions of Highway 97 between the interchange and Hoctor Road in Goldendale will have intermittent closures with flagger-controlled traffic.  WSP troopers in partnership with Klickitat County Sherrif’s Office will escort the trailer and transformer along the route.