BAKER COUNTY:  Keeping ahead of slide-offs

BAKER COUNTY: Keeping ahead of slide-offs

The Baker County Sheriff’s Department and Oregon State Police encountered at least a dozen vehicle slide-offs on I-84 Sunday afternoon, due to blowing and drifting snow and freezing conditions. The Oregon Department of Transportation was kept busy trying to de-ice the interstate, but ODOT officials said it was freezing as fast as we were de-icing. Also, ODOT’s recommendation always be prepared for a variety of road conditions depending on your route and destination. One trooper told us that there was talk on closing the interstate but the decision was made by ODOT not to do so.