Westbound lanes of Oregon’s I-84 reopen

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PORTLAND (AP) — Transportation officials say the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 in the Columbia River Gorge have reopened to motorists between Hood River and Troutdale, more than a week after the lanes closed because of wildfires.

The Oregon Department of Transportation said the lanes opened just before 6:30 p.m. Thursday when officials determined the road was clear and no longer threatened by fires.

Officials said the eastbound lanes remain closed with no timeline yet for reopening.

Officials said interstate ramps along the 45-mile stretch of road from Milepost 62 to Milepost 17 remain closed, including the ramps in and out of Cascade Locks.

Officials said motorists should not stop anywhere along the interstate as the fire continues to burn in the area.