WASHINGTON- According to ODOT I-84 remains closed Westbound between Exit 265 (La Grande ) and Exit 216 (6 miles east of Pendleton) due to multiple vehicle crashes near Poverty Flats area (around MP 223).
There is dense fog and snowy conditions that are present in this area.
Emergency crews have been working to remove crashed vehicles and injured motorists, and to get stranded traffic down from the mountain pass.
ODOT says this closure is expected to last 4-6 hours and travelers are advised to use alternate routes if available, or make plans to wait out the storm.
The eastbound freeway is currently open, but conditions could change.
For update road and weather information check TripCheck.com or call 511 / 800-977-6368.
If you are outside Oregon call 503-588-2941.