Interstate 84 back open in E. Oregon after semis collide

Interstate 84 back open in E. Oregon after semis collide

Credit: Oregon State Police

Interstate 84 back open in E. Oregon after semis collide

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by KTVB & Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on October 25, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 1:01 AM

BAKER CITY, Ore. -- A 100-mile stretch of Interstate 84 near Baker City, Oregon, is back open after a crash blocked both eastbound lanes for over eight hours today.

Oregon State Police say wintry weather was a factor in the crash involving three commercial semi trucks 13 miles east of Baker City.

Investigators say around 5:30 a.m., a commercial truck pulling a semi-trailer traveling eastbound on I-84 near milepost 318 lost control and jackknifed. A second commercial truck pulling a trailer struck the rear of the first trailer. A third commercial truck pulling two trailers collided with the first truck before continuing down the road and coming to rest partially off the freeway.

No drivers were injured.

The crash backed up traffic and filled up trucks stops. The stretch between Pendleton and Baker City was reopened early this afternoon after the wreckage was cleared from the interstate.

Road conditions throughout the area remain hazardous. Travelers are advised to drive with extreme caution and be prepared for winter conditions.

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