Jayson Jacoby
The Baker City Herald

The road over Hells Canyon Dam will be closed to all traffic from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PDT June 2, 3, 4 and 5, and again on June 9, 10, 11 and 12.

A traffic flagger will be on the Idaho side of the dam, and a message board will be in place across the Oxbow bridge.

The closure is necessary because heavy equipment will be working on the dam, removing the barriers that kept water from the spill gates while maintenance work was being done earlier this year.