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Westbound lanes of I-84 reopen after tree removal; eastbound lanes still closed

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The Oregon Department of Transportation has reopened the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 after it was temporarily closed for tree removal.

The closure from Hood River to Troutdale lasted from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Crews from the Bonneville Power Administration removed trees that were endangering the highway. Some of the trees were located near Toothrock Tunnel. 

Westbound lanes on I-84 were initially opened Thursday evening after closing on September 4 due to the Eagle Creek Fire, which has now grown to over 45,000 acres and is 32 percent contained.

Transportation officials said changes in the still-active fire could cause the highway to close again and added that there still is no scheduled date yet for the eastbound lanes to reopen.

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