Interstates reopened in Oregon, Washington following winter storms

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UPDATE: Friday, Jan. 20, 8 a.m. Central: The Oregon Department of Transportation has reopened I-84 in both directions throughout the state, according to a Tweet early Friday morning.

I-90 in Washington state at the Snoqualmie Pass has also been reopened, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

UPDATE: Thursday, Oct. 19, 3:30 p.m. Central: As of Thursday afternoon, I-84 in Oregon is closed on the westbound side between milemarkers 374 and 302. The interstate is also closed in both directions between milemarkers 17 and 64, and will remain closed through the rest of the day Thursday. I-82 has been reopened, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.

The Washington State Department of Transportation says conditions have improved enough for crews to begin working on I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass. The department says it hopes to have the eastbound lanes open by 4 p.m., at which point it can begin evaluating westbound lanes. There is no estimated reopening time for the westbound lanes.

Original story follows:

Winter Storm Kori, which hit the Pacific Northwest overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, has caused a large portion of I-84 in Oregon to be shut down, as well as a portion of I-82 in the state. A section of I-90 in Washington state is also closed because of winter weather.

According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, I-84 westbound is closed between milemarkers 374 and 159, while the eastbound side is closed between milemarkers 159 and 304. Both directions of I-84 in the state are also closed between milemarkers 17 and 64. Additionally, I-82 eastbound is closed from milemarker 0 to 11, and westbound from milemarker 11 to 0. ODOT cites black ice and freezing rain as the cause of the closures. As of Wednesday afternoon, there has been no indication as to when the interstates might reopen.

In Washington state, I-90 is closed in both directions at the Snoqualmie Pass beginning at milemarker 34 eastbound and at milemarker 106 westbound. The Washington State DOT says conditions are not safe enough for crews to work on the roads, and the interstate will remain closed at least until Thursday morning. WSDOT says alternate routes include U.S. 2 through Stevens Pass and U.S. 12 through White Pass.

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