Winter weather closes I-84 westbound from Baker City to Pendleton

PENDLETON, Ore. — The westbound lane of one of Eastern Oregon’s most traveled roads, I-84, is shut down between Pendleton and Baker City because of winter weather conditions on the roadway.

According to a flash alert from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), I-84 W is closed from Exit 304 in Baker City to Exit 193, which is about 10 miles west of Pendleton.

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ODOT’s Pendleton Reporting Station suggests that any drivers in the area use chains amid a Severe Weather Hazard. The Dept. of Transportation also states that milepost 265 near Pendleton has police activity at the scene.

All on and off-ramps along I-84’s westbound lane are closed, according to ODOT officials. They are advising that anyone trying to travel through the area assess alternate routes due to the severe nature of this weather.

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Oregon transportation authorities also want to alert the community that OR-204 (Tollgate Highway) is closed because of winter weather.

I-84 was closed in both directions on Thursday morning due to severe blizzard conditions in the morning into the early afternoon.

YESTERDAY: I-84 re-opens from blizzard conditions from Pendleton through La Grande, Baker City to Ontario

You may check updates on travel for your commute by visiting TripCheck or by calling 511 or  1-800-977-6368 if you are an Oregon resident. For those living outside of Oregon, you should call 503-588-2941.

This is a breaking news story. An update and/or follow-up may be issued if further details are revealed. 

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