I-84 lanes reopen in Eastern Oregon after semi crash
By The Associated Press
PORTLAND, OR (AP) -
The crash of three semitrailers amid wintry weather in Eastern Oregon closed eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 for a 100-mile stretch, backing up traffic and filling up truck stops Thursday.
It took hours before the wreckage south of Baker City was cleared. There were no reports of injuries.
At around 1:15 p.m., eastbound lanes reopened between milepost 216 (five miles south of Pendleton) and milepost 317 (13 miles south of Baker City.) ODOT officials said there still may be lane restrictions in the area.
A local bypass in the region stayed open during the closure, but only to passenger vehicles. The westbound lanes also remained open, but the Transportation Department said drivers should be prepared for winter conditions.
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