The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is warning drivers about an interstate closure in the eastern part of the state caused by “spun out trucks.”
Around noon on Monday, December 6, ODOT closed I-84 west at La Grande Exit 265 to all traffic and in Ontario at Exit 374 for trucks.
Officials say that the closure is due to spun out trucks blocking westbound lanes between mileposts 252 and 253, eight miles west of La Grande.
ODOT says that the closure for trucks in Ontario is due to limited safe parking space for trucks between Ontario and the full closure point near La Grande. Truck stops in Baker City and La Grande are reportedly full and officials warn that trucks parking near the freeway and communities creates a safety hazard for all travelers.
“OR 245 is also closed as it is not a viable detour route for freeway traffic. The eastbound lanes of I-84 are open at this time, but that can change. Winter has arrived. Snow is falling and covering some routes. ODOT crews have been running plows since beginning of storm,” ODOT said.
For the latest travel information, visit TripCheck.com or call 511 / 800-977-6368. Drivers outside of Oregon, can call 503-588-2941.
I-84 WB is closed at #LaGrande, Exit 265 to all traffic and closed in #Ontario at Exit 374 for trucks. This closure is due to spun out trucks blocking WB lanes between MP 252-253, 8 mi. west of La Grande. #easternOregon #I84 pic.twitter.com/pVZuJ9YG7b
— OregonDOT (@OregonDOT) December 6, 2021