EASTERN OREGON ROAD CLOSURES

EASTERN OREGON ROAD CLOSURES

UPDATE ON I-84 CLOSURE AS OF THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2020:

I-84 is now open between Exit 216 (six miles east of Pendleton) and Exit 374 in Ontario. Sections of the freeway were closed throughout the night due to icy roads, high winds, blowing snow and blizzard conditions that resulted in zero visibility at times. OR 11 was opened earlier, however, OR 204 (Tollgate Hwy.) and OR 245 remain closed to all but local traffic at this time. Be prepared for congestion on the freeway, slow down and give yourself extra room between you and vehicles around you. Prepare for delays and winter conditions. For updates on winter impacted state routes check TripCheck.com or call 511 / 800-977-6368. Outside Oregon call 503-588-2941. UPDATE

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From ODOT as of 10:24 pm, Wednesday, January 15, 2020

ODOT: East. Ore.: Sections of I-84 remain closed in eastern Oregon due to blowing snow and winter conditions. EASTBOUND is closed between Exit 216 (six miles east of Pendleton) and North Powder at Exit 285 due to severe conditions on Cabbage Hill and Ladd Canyon. WESTBOUND is closed between Ontario and La Grande, however, local traffic may be able to access the freeway between Ontario and Baker City. Click on the TripCheck closure icon in Ontario for details about this local traffic option. Also, check TripCheck.com for updated information and a map showing other state highway closures

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From ODOT as of 8:42pm

ODOT is reporting an avalanche near mp 21.5 on Hwy 11, 9 miles east of Milton-Freewater.  Estimated delays of under 20 minutes.  Both lanes of travel are affected

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From ODOT as 7:57pm

I-84 remains closed in eastern Oregon between Pendleton and Ontario due to high winds, blowing snow and zero visibility at times throughout areas of Umatilla and Union County. The freeway will remain closed until conditions improve, likely through the evening. Local residence and travels in the Union County area are cautioned to stay put and off highways and county routes. Conditions are bad enough that ODOT snow plows covering the Ladd Canyon area are parked at interchanges, waiting for the wind to die down. Sections of Umatilla County are also seeing blowing snow and limited visibility. OR 11 and OR 204 remain closed. If you venture out and get stuck in areas with severe conditions, you could be stranded for an extended period. Stay homes, stay safe and check TripCheck.com for update information and a map showing state highway closures.

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As of 7:10pm

ODOT is reporting

I-84 westbound is closed from Ontario to La Grande

US30 Haines is closed (local traffic only)

ORE204 Tollgate is closed between mp 0 – 40

I-84 eastbound is closed from Pendleton to La Grande

OR11 Pendleton to Milton-Freewater is closed from mp 5 – 30

ORE245 North of Intersection with John Day Highway US26 is closed from MP 1 – 36 (local traffic only)

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As of 5:36pm

•I-84 is closed again in eastern Oregon. EASTBOUND lanes are closed to all traffic between Exit 216 (6 miles east of Pendleton) and Exit 302 in Baker City. WESTBOUND lanes are closed to all traffic between Baker City and La Grande, and closed to trucks between Ontario and Baker City. Severe winter weather including icy/snowy roads, high winds and near white-out conditions prompted ODOT to close the routes due to safety concerns for motorists. The freeway was closed earlier today for similar reasons.
OR 11 is closed both directions in Umatilla County 5 miles east of Pendleton at MP 5 to MP 30 near Milton-Freewater due to blowing snow, limited visibility any slick conditions. OR 204 remains closed to all but local traffic between OR 11 at MP zero and Elgin at MP 40. Expect winter conditions on eastern Oregon routes.
•ORE245, 1 mile north of Intersection with John Day Highway US26 mp1-36 Local traffic only on OR-245, no access to I-84
•US30 closed at Haines, local traffic only.
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Update as of 5:07pm
•I-84 eastbound is closed between Pendleton and La Grande.
•I-84 is closed westbound to trucks in Ontario due to winter weather conditions. Use alternate routes.
•ORE11, 5 miles west of Pendleton mp 5 – 30 is closed
•ORE245, 1 mile north of Intersection with John Day Highway US26 mp1-36 Local traffic only on OR-245, no access to I-84
•ORE204 Tollgate,  1 mile East of Intersection with Oregon – Washington Highway ORE11 MP 0 – 4 ic closed
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(as of 4:43pm)
I-84 eastbound is closed at La Grande.  Please avoid travel if possible as conditions are changing quickly and dramatically in Eastern Oregon.
Also, Union County Public Works has advised that Summerville Road in Imbler is closed due to drifting snow and hazardous conditions. It is anticipated that the road will remain closed to all traffic through the night.