Truck Crashes Close I-84

Icy conditions on I-84 contributed to several truck crashes that closed the freeway Tuesday between Pendleton and Baker City.

The crashes happened near mileposts 270 and 258 and were blocking the westbound lanes. Because the westbound blockage is prevented ODOT winter maintenace crews from returning after treating snow and ice on the eastbound freeway, both freeways were closed.

Westbound truck traffic is also restricted from traveling west from Ontario due to limited truck parking in Baker City.

Winter weather and icy conditions can be expected throughout eastern Oregon.

It was expected to be at least 5 p.m. Tuesday before the freeway could reopen.