Crash blocks part of I-84 eastbound between Cascade Locks and Hood River
HOOD RIVER, Ore. – A semi-truck hauling two tankers full of diesel crashed on eastbound I-84 just west of Hood River Monday morning, emptying both tankers of fuel onto the freeway. Oregon State Police say roughly 2,500 gallons of diesel spilled.
Both east bound lanes were closed for a short time. Crews managed to reopen one lane by about 11:15 a.m.
According to ODOT, the crash happened about halfway between Hood River and Cascade Locks, near milepost 54
Oregon State Police say the driver, James Altman, 34 of Portland, was driving too fast for the snowy conditions on the roadway. They say he lost control and the tankers flipped onto their sides, causing the fuel spill.
The company that was transporting the diesel has contracted a clean-up crew.
Drivers are asked to use caution while driving on the snow and slush-covered roadway.