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Highways ice up, closing I-84

Travelers are urged to postpone travel until highway conditions improve.

Published on November 20, 2014 10:29AM

Last changed on November 20, 2014 10:57AM

An Oregon State Police patrol car was hit while unoccupied due to freezing rain on Interstate 84 near Boardman. Motorists were advised to avoid the area and monitor www.tripcheck.com for details on road conditions.

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An Oregon State Police patrol car was hit while unoccupied due to freezing rain on Interstate 84 near Boardman. Motorists were advised to avoid the area and monitor www.tripcheck.com for details on road conditions.

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PENDLETON – Icy conditions are settling in on the region’s highways. Here’s the 10 a.m. alert from ODOT:

I-84 Westbound is now closed at MP 371 (6 miles west of Ontario).

The westbound closure was moved from Baker City due to backed up trucks that have filled the truck stop and are parked along the freeway and other streets near the Exit 302 interchange.

I-84 Eastbound remains closed 5 miles west of Boardman at MP 159.

Due to extreme icy conditions other highways are closed in Morrow and Umatilla counties, including: all of I-82 between MP 0 (I-84 junction) and the MP 10 (Washington border); all of OR 11 between MP 0 (near Pendleton) and MP 35 (Washington border); OR 207 between MP 0 (I-84 junction near Hermiston) and MP 10 (US 730 junction); and OR 204 (Tollgate Hwy) between MP 0 (OR 11 junction) and MP 40 (Elgin/Summerville Road).

Road conditions are extremely hazardous in Morrow and Umatilla County and travelers should postpone travel in this area until conditions improve. Check TripCheck.com or call 511 / 800-977-6268 for updated conditions.



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