Truck Fire Shuts Down I-84 To The Gorge

TROUTDALE, Ore. — Interstate 84 was closed in both directions between Troutdale and Hood River for more than seven hours on Monday due to a crash involving a semi truck hauling a crane on a flatbed trailer that blew a tire and caught fire.

The crash happened around 6:45 west of Cascade Locks near Wauna Point.  The driver struck the cement barrier, jackknifed and rolled onto its side across the barrier and caught fire.  Amazingly, the driver escaped the cab with only minor injuries.

Crews cleaned-up about 200 gallons of fuel, oil and antifreeze and repaired damaged pavement before reopening the freeway.  ODOT crews will continue to make minor road repairs over the coming days.

“There’s been a lot of damage to the road out there.  Some of the median barriers have been damaged and pushed into the other lanes,” said Don Hamilton with the Oregon Department of Transportation.

I-84 eastbound reopened just after 2:00 and the westbound lanes opened about 90 minutes later.


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