ODOT: East. Ore.
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I-84 MP 254 EB truck crash six miles west of La Grande
I-84 MP 254 EB truck crash six miles west of La Grande
I-84 EASTBOUND is closed at Exit 216 due to a crash (Photo) - 10/10/18

UPDATE WITH PHOTO: I-84 EASTBOUND is closed at Exit 216 (six miles east of Pendleton) due to a crashed semi truck near MP 254, about a six miles west of La Grande. EASTBOUND travelers are advised to use alternate routes, or wait until freeway is open. The WESTBOUND freeways is not impacted at this time. Check TripCheck.com or call 511 / 800-977-6368 for update conditions.

Triple Hay Truck burns near MP 325.
Triple Hay Truck burns near MP 325.
I-84 Eastbound freeway remains closed due to hay truck fire south of Baker City (Photo) - 10/02/18

UPDATE: ODOT is also attempting to sort traffic at the Exit 265 EB on-ramp. Proof of local residency (North Powder, Haines, Baker City) is required to gain access to the EB freeway between La Grande and Baker City.

The I-84 Eastbound closure is expected to continue for several more hours as the truck fire near MP 325.5 (20 miles east of Baker City) remains a hazard for travelers. The burned up triple trailer hay truck is blocking one lane while fire crews worked in the adjacent lane. Thick smoke is also creating zero visibility across the roadway. ODOT is working to sort traffic at Exit 216 to allow LOCAL ONLY traffic on the eastbound freeway to get home to the La Grande and Baker City areas. La Grande and Baker City area residents stuck in Pendleton must show proof of local residency at the ODOT Info truck parked at the Arrowhead Truck Stop near Exit 216 for further instructions.    

The extended freeway closure is due in part to delayed response to put out the truck fire from fire agencies, since it is located outside all fire district boundaries and responsibilities. The westbound freeway remains open, however WB traffic is moving slowly near the incident site. Check TripCheck.com or call 511/ 800-977-6368 for update conditions.