Traffic Alert: Vehicle fire, fog close I-84 westbound from La Grande to Pendleton

LA GRANDE, Ore. — Oregon State Police are observing a closure on the westbound lane of I-84 at Exit 265 near La Grande, where authorities say a vehicle caught fire. They expect this to be a lengthy closure which should impact the evening commutes of many people across Eastern Oregon.

According to an emergency alert from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) East, the closure is extending to milepost 216, which is roughly 11 miles east of Pendleton.

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On top of the fire, a dense layer of fog is shrouding the area to create hazardous driving conditions. Therefore, transportation authorities expect that the closure will last for several hours into Tuesday evening.

The closure is in effect from milepost 216 all the way to milepost 265.

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