Both EB lanes of I-84 reopen after rock slide

Both EB lanes of I-84 reopen after rock slide

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by KGW.com Staff

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Posted on February 16, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 17 at 5:00 PM

HOOD RIVER, Ore. – Both eastbound lanes reopened on Interstate 84 Monday after a massive rock slide spewed boulders onto the roadway shutting it down Wednesday near Hood River, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.

One eastbound lane was reopened on Sunday. 

Altogether ODOT said it removed 3,000 cubic yards, or over 300 dump trucks filled debris from the area around milepost 61 where the slide occurred.

More: Crews free boulders as I-84 E remains closed

Over the weekend, ODOT crews scrambled to clean up the massive landslide before allowing traffic to go through an eastbound lane around 9 p.m.

Photos: Rock slide blocks I-84

Rappel crews were working since Thursday to free loose boulders that were hanging precariously on the cliff side that runs along the stretch of interstate.

ODOT warned travelers to continue to look out for possible landslides, rockslides and mudslides due to hills and cliffs soaked with rain after the recent deluge.

 

More: EB I-84 reopens between Troutdale, Cascade Locks

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