Oregon State Police troopers hand out food, fuel to drivers stuck in I-84 WB closure

Oregon State Police troopers are handing out food and fuel to drivers stranded in an I-84 West closure on Feb. 2, 2019. Photo courtesy Oregon State Police

HOOD RIVER, Ore. – Oregon State Police is handing out food and offering fuel to motorists stranded in the Interstate 84 West closure between Hood River and Cascade Locks Wednesday morning.

Some drivers have been stuck in the closure for more than 16 hours.

“Troopers from the Portland Area Command & The Dalles Area Command have loaded up with extra fuel and some provisions to help as much as we can with the health and safety of the stranded,” Oregon State Police said in a Facebook post.

Drivers have been stranded after multiple semi-trucks blocked the roadway Tuesday night.

The Oregon Department of Transportation is working to clear stuck vehicles in the 20-mile stretch between Cascade Locks and Hood River.

ODOT is currently requiring drivers to carry chains or traction tires to use on this part of the interstate.

Oregon State Police and ODOT crews are working to clear paths for emergency vehicles, snow plows and the passenger vehicles.

ODOT plans to bring in a grader and equipment to break up the ice on the road before they spread salt and deicer.

Police ask drivers to avoid the area and check TripCheck.com for updates.

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