PORTLAND, Ore. — Various closures caused traffic jams throughout the Portland metro area during the Friday evening commute.
The most notable closure was on Interstate 84. The eastbound lanes were closed from Interstate 5 to 33rd Avenue for about eight hours as police helped a person who was having a mental health crisis.
Also in Portland, downed trees and power lines led to the closure of Southwest Taylors Ferry Road from Macadam Avenue to Boones Ferry Road.
In Clackamas County, there was a multi-vehicle crash on Southwest Stafford Road and Newland Road. One person was killed and four others were injured, according to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. A power pole was also knocked down and power lines fell on vehicles.
In Beaverton, a crash from earlier in the day kept Farmington Road closed until 5 p.m. near Southwest 153rd Avenue.
The closures, in addition to typical Friday afternoon traffic, left many drivers in standstill bumper-to-bumper traffic.