The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has closed both directions of I-84 on Tuesday morning for multiple vehicle crashes amid icy conditions.
According to ODOT, I-84 is closed in both directions between Hood River and Troutdale (mile markers 17 — 64) as of around 5:30 a.m. on December 20.
I-84 CLOSED… @OregonDOT just shut down I-84 east at Troutdale. There are at least 6 jackknifed semis and crashed cars just east of Corbett. I came through just after crashes. SHEET OF ICE, with sleet and snow. Stay with @KATUNews for updates #LiveOnK2 #pdxtraffic pic.twitter.com/P6AU5ypfqm
— Mike Warner (@MikeKATU) December 20, 2022
The Corbett Fire Department reported a multi-vehicle crash and “extremely icy conditions” on I-84 at Troutdale.
I 84 is closed at Troutdale.
A multiple vehicle wreck has blocked the interstate.
Extremely icy conditions in the Gorge. pic.twitter.com/hs3zyzEkrh
— Corbett Fire (@Corbett_Fire) December 20, 2022
At 9:30 a.m., the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) reported a fatality in a crash on eastbound I-84 at Troutdale near Dalton Point “involving multiple vehicles and semi trucks.” MCSO says that the interstate will be closed for an extended period and asks drivers to use alternate routes.
Eastbound I-84 is closed at Troutdale as deputies investigate a fatal crash near Dalton Point, involving multiple vehicles and semi-trucks. One person is deceased. The freeway will be closed for some time. Find alternate routes. pic.twitter.com/8io6bHogrq
— Multnomah Co. Sheriff’s Office (@MultCoSO) December 20, 2022
It isn’t clear yet how many vehicles are involved in crashes on I-84 and how many people are injured.
This is a developing story.
— PDX Traffic Alerts (@TrafficPortland) December 20, 2022