I-84 Reopens

(Courtesy: ODOT)

COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE, OR (KPTV) - After shutting down Interstate 84 Friday night due to a winter storm, the Oregon Department of Transportation has reopened the roadway Sunday morning.

ODOT reopened the westbound lanes of I-84 from Hood River to Troutdale just after 6 a.m.

The eastbound lanes from milepost 17 to milepost 62 remain closed until just before 10 a.m.

A line of semi-trucks waiting for the eastbound I-84 to reopen were seen near Wood Village Sunday morning.

The interstate was closed by 9 p.m. Friday because winter weather was making "driving too dangerous with high winds and heavy snow," ODOT said.

Blizzard conditions hit the Gorge Friday night into Saturday morning, with heavy snow and wind gusts from 55-70 mph. At times, there was zero visibility in that area.

For updated road conditions, visit www.tripcheck.com.

MORE: FOX 12 Winter Storm Coverage

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