Oregon interstate closed indefinitely for massive landslide

A major landslide has forced Oregon transportation officials to close part of I-84 near Dodson until further notice.

Early Wednesday morning, the Oregon Department of Transportation announced that eastbound I-84 is closed at the Troutdale Exit (Exit 17) until further notice following a landslide that left 10 feet of debris in some areas. Westbound I-84 remains open.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office also confirmed that the “EB lanes of I-84 between Troutdale and MP36 & NE Frontage Rd. remain closed indefinitely.”

Evacuation orders are also in place for the city of Dodson due to the landslide.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office says that one person is “unaccounted for” following the landslide. Police believe that the person’s vehicle was swept away by the landslide. Active landslides are making it too dangerous to do a physical search.

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A landslide has also closed both directions of SR 14 east of Carson in Washington state.