• Snow, whiteout conditions close I-84 through Columbia River Gorge

    Posted on in category LocaltaggedCommuting , Winter
    Winter driving conditions have forced the closure of I-84. Find out more here. By

    Blowing snow and whiteout conditions on Monday forced the closure of Interstate 84 in the Columbia River Gorge from Troutdale to Hood River.

    The Oregon Department of Transportation closed the roadway in both directions before 5 a.m. as multiple crashes occurred between mileposts 17 and 64.

    The closure could be lengthy. The National Weather Service has the gorge — including Parkdale, Carson, the Hood River Valley and Odell — under a winter storm warning through 4 p.m. Heavy snow is expected, especially above 1,500 feet elevation.