Wildfire closes part of I-84 near Pendleton - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Wildfire closes part of I-84 near Pendleton

Photo: ODOT Photo: ODOT
PENDLETON, OR (KPTV) -

I-84 is closed westbound at exit 371 in Ontario and eastbound at exit 216 due to a wildfire, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.

The wildfire is 7 miles east of Pendleton close to mile point 345 near Huntington.

According to ODOT, eastbound traffic stranded in La Grande and Baker City is overflowing the truck stops and plugging side streets, the eastbound closure had been moved to Pendleton.

Also, OR 204 eastbound is closed between Weston and Elgin due to the Phillips Creek Fire burning north of Elgin. OR 245 south of Baker City is close to through traffic.

ODOT said OR 245 is not a viable alternate route for the I-84 closure. OR 203 and OR 237 between La Grande and North Powder are closed to through traffic.

These road closures and conditions may change at any time.

Please check TripCheck.com for highway closures or call 5-1-1.

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