I-84 crash east of Cascade Locks

Photo: Oregon State Police

CASCADE LOCKS, OR (KPTV) - A truck driver who was driving too fast for the snowy conditions crashed and spilled two tankers filled with diesel on Interstate 84 in the Columbia River Gorge, according to police.

Emergency crews responded to Milepost 54, about nine miles east of Cascade Locks, at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Police said a 34-year-old semi driver for Space Age lost control of the truck, causing two tankers to flip onto their sides. The tankers started leaking diesel onto the highway.

The diesel eventually seeped underneath the barrier onto the westbound lanes.

Two tanks completely spilled their loads of diesel. Police said around 2,500 gallons of diesel was on the highway. 

The highway was partially blocked as crews worked to clear the scene. Space Age contracted a company to clean the spill.

Updates on road conditions are available at tripcheck.com.

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(2) comments

William R

Way to the river

William R

The diesel has made it’s way to a pond on it’s was to the Columbia River.

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