Officials say when I-84 closes in this region, it is important for drivers to stop and wait for the highway to re-open, rather than trying to find a way around the closure.
Pendleton – Icy road conditions are forcing the Pendleton School District to delay classes by two hours Thursday morning.
The Athena-Weston school district will be delayed two hours because of what the district called “unexpected black ice” along bus routes. The district says students should report to school by 10AM.
The Pilot Rock School District and Helix School District also announced two-hour delays in Facebook posts.
Around the same time, the Oregon Department of Transportation announced that it was closing I-84 in both directions between Pendleton and La Grande because the roads were just too dangerous for drivers.
Officials say when I-84 closes in this region, it is important for drivers to stop and wait for the highway to re-open, rather than trying to find a way around the closure. Most of the nearby roads are narrow, and can be dangerous in winter weather.
About 30 miles of OR-204 between Tollgate and Elgin is also closed
This is a developing news story and will be updated.
I-84, from 7 Mi E of Pendleton to 4 Mi E of La Grande, Closed, The hwy is closed. Use an alternate route. … https://t.co/vKgHDmFvI7
— TripCheck – I-84 (@TripCheckI_84) November 17, 2022
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