I-84 remains closed in both directions in Eastern Oregon: Snow, ice, spun-out trucks
I-84 in Eastern Oregon is closed in both directions this morning. Find out more here.
KATU, LA GRANDE, Ore. — Friday morning I-84 was closed in both directions between Exit 265 and Exit 304 due to winter weather conditions, including multiple commercial trucks that had spun out on the ice and blocked the road.
ODOT said crews had been working through the night to clear away the blocking vehicles and get the interstate open for traffic.
By 8 a.m. ODOT said that many of the trucks blocking lanes have been moved, and that crews were plowing routes to prepare for opening the lanes.
Company scraps lithium project in Oregon’s Alvord Desert
A lithium mining project in the Alvord Desert has been called quits. Learn more here.
An Australian company is calling it quits on a lithium project in southeast Oregon’s Alvord Desert.
The Reedy Lagoon Corporation, a mineral explorer based outside Melbourne, announced Friday that it would stop work on its project near the town of Fields, Oregon, after finding out the land was off limits to new mining.
It’s the second lithium project to flop in Harney County this summer as companies look to cash in on the United States’ hunger for the mineral known as “white gold.” Lithium is the main ingredient in batteries for…