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Wrecks, icy conditions keep I-84 in northeastern Oregon closed for several hours

The crashes occurred between Pendleton and La Grande Thursday morning. The highway reopened during the noon hour.
Credit: Oregon State Police

LA GRANDE, Ore. — Interstate 84 is open again through eastern Oregon after being shut down for several hours Thursday morning. 

A 49-mile stretch of I-84 spanning from Exit 216 near Pendleton to Exit 265 just east of La Grande was closed in both directions due to crashes and icy conditions, the Oregon Department of Transportation reported. Specifics on each crash were not immediately available.

Westbound I-84 was also closed from Ontario to Pendleton.

Long stretches of I-84 in eastern Oregon often close because of weather-related crashes or hazardous conditions in part because there are few areas for large trucks to pull off the highway.

Credit: Oregon State Police

ODOT posts Oregon road reports online. Information is also available by phone at 511 or, if calling from outside of Oregon for Oregon road reports, 503-588-2941.

Idaho also offers 511 service via telephone and online for information on Idaho highway conditions.

Credit: Oregon Dept. of Transportation

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