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Travel Q&A: When will I-84 reopen in the Columbia gorge?

Can I stop at Multnomah Falls? When will I be able to cruise the Historic Columbia River Highway? More Columbia River Gorge questions answered.

At long last, transportation officials say they  50 more words

The Oregonian

ODOT Re-Opens I-84 Eastbound Lanes After Prolonged Closure

The Oregon Department of Transportation says the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 from Troutdale to Hood River are open.

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 re-opened Saturday, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation. 39 more words

OPB - Oregon Public Broadcasting

Hazardous roadside trees after wildfires keep Old McKenzie Highway closed; Scenic route likely won’t open to motorists until June

The Old McKenzie Highway, winding from Highway 126 near McKenzie Bridge to Sisters, probably will be closed to motorists until spring because of hazards posed by dead and dying trees in forests charred by recent wildfires, state highway officials said Friday. 61 more words

The Register-Guard

SLIDESHOW: Tour reveals Eagle Creek fire damage

An ODOT press tour of Columbia River Gorge sites hit by the Eagle Creek Fire reveals a mosaic of damage, yet plenty of green remains. 33 more words

Portland Tribune

I-84 reopens after 19-day closure

Westbound lanes reopened a week ago, but eastbound lanes were cleared for traffic at about 1 p.m. Sept. 23, between Troutdale and Hood River.

More than two weeks after a big stretch of Interstate 84 was closed by the Eagle Creek Fire, the highway’s eastbound lanes reopened Saturday afternoon. 9 more words

Portland Tribune

Fire stalled, landslide threat remains

Little growth came at the Eagle Creek fire since cooler weather and rain settled in.

The fire’s burning roughly 48,668 acres Friday — and is 46 percent contained. 50 more words

Dept. Of Transportation

New distracted-driving law

Oregon’s beefed-up distracted-driving law is a healthy step in getting people to hang up and drive. Starting Oct. 1, drivers can be pulled over not only for texting and talking on cellphones, but for navigating, using social media and any other “hands-on” cellphone and electronics use — say, a GPS or tablet.