After prolonged closures from the Eagle Creek Fire, the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 opened Thursday evening between Hood River and Troutdale.
Hood River County teachers and administrators have been working to keep students in school as firefighters attempt to contain the Eagle Creek Fire.
The Oregon Department of Transportation said Thursday it will keep Interstate 84 closed between Troutdale and Hood River at least through the weekend because of the Eagle Creek Fire.
The ice, harsh winds and steep hills conspired to keep the Corbett School District superintendent from even reaching the office Wednesday, along with all of the district's students.
Wind barrels down the Columbia River Gorge throughout the summer, drawing thousands to windsurf and ride the river's waves.