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Interstate 84 Westbound Lanes Re-Open Amid Eagle Creek Fire


An empty Interstate 84 during the Eagle Creek Fire, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017.

An empty Interstate 84 during the Eagle Creek Fire, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017.

Ericka Cruz Guevarra/OPB

After prolonged closures from the Eagle Creek Fire, the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 opened Thursday evening between Hood River and Troutdale, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Eastbound lanes are still closed on that section of highway as crews continue risk assessment from the ongoing fire.

ODOT said in a statement they are confident the westbound lanes are clear of danger, but will close them again should conditions change.

I-84 has been closed in both directions for 10 days following the eruption of the Eagle Creek Fire, which has burned 37,000 acres so far and was 17 percent contained as of Thursday.

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