OXBOW — Travel will be restricted across Hells Canyon Dam on several days later this month due to maintenance and repair work on the Idaho Power Company facility.

The closure schedule, which is subject to change (all times are Pacific):

• Oct. 14-15 — access closed between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m. for spillgate repairs

• Oct. 22-23 — access closed from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m. for line work and intake gate inspection

• Oct. 24 — access closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for line work and intake gate inspection

• Oct. 25 — access might be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for line work and intake gate inspection (this closure will be canceled if the work is finished the previous day)

These closures will affect access to the U.S. Forest Service Visitors Center downstream of Hells Canyon Dam as well as the boat launch.

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