UPDATE: Interstate 84 Landslide, One Lane Near Troutdale Opens
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NEAR HOOD RIVER, OR - At 7 p.m. Friday, the eastbound lanes of
Interstate 84 opened to passenger vehicles at Troutdale, exit 17. The eastbound
lanes will remain closed to all vehicles east of exit 44 at Cascade Locks, at
the Bridge of the Gods, while crews clear a slide from the highway at milepost
The eastbound lanes will remain
closed at Troutdale to trucks and RVs. Trucks and RVs may continue to cross the
Columbia River on Interstate 205 and the Glenn Jackson Bridge, which has four
northbound lanes while the Bridge of the Gods has one northbound
ODOT adjusted the closure after
receiving numerous requests for greater access to the area from residents of
Cascade Locks and communities west of there.
The change was made in
consultation with ODOT's partners at the City of Cascade Locks and the Port of
One lane of I-84 westbound will
remain open between Hood River and Troutdale; travelers should expect slow
traffic, delays, backups and possible short-term highway closures until they get
past the slide area.
A second alternate
route is U.S. 26 (Mount Hood Highway) to OR 35 and then north to I-84 in Hood
River. With rain and snow expected in the area, ODOT warns travelers to be
prepared for possibly severe winter weather along this route.
No matter the detour used, travelers
should expect congestion and slow traffic as these routes absorb extra traffic
from the closure on I-84.