Trucks line up in Baker City as westbound freeway closed

By Jayson Jacoby, The Baker City Herald

The parking lot at Baker Truck Corral is crammed with trucks this morning as drivers wait for the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 to re-open.

The westbound lanes were closed about 8:50 p.m. Monday following a multi-vehicle crash near Meacham that happened about 7:40 p.m. Monday.

There are also several disabled semi-trucks in the Meacham and Cabbage Hill areas, the result of ice and dense fog, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

The westbound lanes were initially closed at La Grande, then the closure was extended to Baker City and to Ontario.

Although the eastbound lanes are open, ODOT officials are recommending drivers postpone travel on the freeway this morning if possible.

"It's treacherous out there with the black ice and fog," said Tom Strandberg, an ODOT spokesman in La Grande.

Updates are available at, or call 511 on a mobile phone.

The Baker City Herald
This image is copyrighted.

Baker City & LaGrande autos, jobs, real estate and merchandise.

Ads appear Online and in Print

View Classifieds Place an Ad

Connect with The Baker City Herald

Baker City Herald Newsstand

Wednesday April 26, 2017

Read digital interactive editions of our publications

Read Latest Edition Take A Tour
View All Publications

Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus