Oregon State Police Blogs
UPDATE: I-84 EB is now open between MP 216, 7 mi E of #Pendleton & MP 254, 7 mi W of #LaGrande. The EB lanes were closed due to a semi containing glass that crashed near MP 254. Several sections of guardrail were also damaged. OR 204, Tollgate Hwy is also open to all traffic. 1/2
I-84 is closed EASTBOUND between MP 216, 7 mi E of #Pendleton and MP 254, 7 mi W of #LaGrande due to a semi truck crash containing glass near MP 254. This closure could last for several hours while route is cleared of hazardous debris. Use alt route if available. #TripCheck
OSP Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for #PublicAssistance in identifying suspect (s) involved in the killing of a cow elk in the SW Santiam unit on February 19, 2019- Linn County
UPDATE: I-84 is now open both EASTBOUND and WESTBOUND between Exit 216, 7 mi E of #Pendleton & Exit 265 in #LaGrande. Visibility has improved, but dense fog remains in the #CabbageHill & #Meacham areas. Slow down & drive according to conditions. #TripCheck
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EB I-84 in eastern OR has re-opened but the WB freeway between Exit 216, 7 mi E of #Pendleton & Exit 265 in #LaGrande remains closed. We hope to re-open sometime this morning. Visibility has improved, but dense fog remains in the #CabbageHill & #Meacham area. 1 of 2
UPDATE: I-84 now open EB & WB in E. OR between #Ontario & #Pendleton. Earlier closure due to dense fog & extreme winter conditions near #CabbageHill & #Meacham. If traveling, still expect winter conditions: packed snow, spots of ice & fog in areas between #LaGrande & Pendleton.
We’ve brought in extra resources to clear I-84 in E Oregon as soon as we can, but expect it will be several hours before we can re-open.
*** #TrafficAlert I-84 Westbound 4 miles East of La Grande is closed from MP 265-216 due to severe winter driving conditions. Use alternate routes. @OregonDOT https://t.co/8nwsNJjLbg for updates and additional information 2
and other law enforcement officers were among the 31 teams who took the Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics. The event raised over $40,000 for local participants and equipment.
FREE FISHING weekend! While no license or tag is required Saturday or Sunday, regulations including area closures, bag limits and size restrictions still apply for all angling, crabbing and clamming. For @MyODFW recreation report: https://t.co/WKQVUFPYo3
What a difference 85 years makes.
@OregonCapitol in the snow back 1934 before it was destroyed by fire & Feb 2019.
OSP is honored to have our Fallen Trooper Memorial in the foreground of this iconic symbol of #Oregon.
#FlashbackFriday #FridayFeels 2
Do you know these good Samaritans?
They weren't stuck on I-84, but they bought groceries and walked out onto the frozen freeway to help the stranded drivers.
We want to say thank you! https://t.co/vFmTEXj6Kf
#pdxtraffic Fresh snow on I-84 near Cascade Locks with MORE expected throughout the day. Use extreme caution when driving through the gorge today. 2
Thanks to the friendly @ORStatePolice Trooper who stopped to make sure @GenevieveReaume and I were ok this morning at our live shot location. We were, standing in those biting Gorge winds in just part of our day 👍 #LiveOnK2
I-84 WB remains closed between #HoodRiver & #CascadeLocks (MP 64 – 44/ Exits 64 & 44). WB vehicles from remaining MP 49-54 have been cleared. Remaining trucks in the area are preparing to depart. We'll soon begin removing ice pack w/plows, salt & deicer. No ETA for reopening yet.
This is looking east from the Forest Lane overpass in Cascade Locks!
Westbound traffic is finally starting to move. I-84 still closed at MP62 WB until more cars get cleared out. #progress
OSP's Superintendent sits proudly on Oregon's Task Force on School Safety, who are working focused on ensuringevery student in #Oregon can go to school & feel safe. In 2017, it was the great work of the Task Force that help create OSP's #SafeOregon tip line.
OSP out in force trying to clear a path to get some relief to stranded motorists on I-84 between Hood River & Cascade Locks https://t.co/RFZJ0l06hu
Troopers are loaded with extra fuel & provisions
Avoid the area. #KnowBeforeYouGo https://t.co/WuVpd9UyVs 4
With multiple weather-related closures and incidents around the state. Use https://t.co/SsqxkwGpZQ for 24/7 road info BEFORE you head out.
Snow, ice & water continue to keep our crews in full winter mode statewide. Crews near Linton on US 30 have been working to unclog a stuck culvert where water is rushing onto the roadway. Slow down in the area where there may be high water and watch out for our crews. #pdxtraffic 2
* #TrafficAlerts Multiple reports of high water in Washington, Columbia & Yamhill Counties.
Hwy 47 MP 23 - 27
US 30 MP 9-50
#YourOregonStatePolice urges drivers to turn around when encountering high water. #KnowbeforeYouGo https://t.co/8nwsNJjLbg
Photos from semi crash on HWY6 near MP34. Call occurred at 9:10am. Driver transported for precautionary evaluation. No other veh involved. Coast range highways are still slick. @ORStatePolice & @oregondot handling scene. MJ #pdxtraffic 2
We sent out our @OSP_Fish Troopers to face the oncoming storm!
This brave Trooper shouted “Not in the Willamette Valley. People must get to work safely Monday morning.”
And so it was...😭😭😭