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Interstate 84 is now open in the Columbia River Gorge from Troutdale to Hood River. At a higher elevation and hidden in the forest, Old Highway 30 remains closed. This highway will take longer to clear and reopen as crews focus on the interstate.
Travelers across much of the state can expect challenging road conditions into next week. Spots of ice and snow remain on most highways, and warming temperatures mean that standing water could hide spots of ice.
Since Thursday, snow, ice and high winds ravaged the Gorge. Crews reported one to two inches of solid ice coating every surface, 10-foot-tall snow drifts, and winds that reached 80 mph. Even our chained-up trucks struggled to keep traction on the slick roads.
Though the highway was closed, crews worked around the clock to apply salt and sand. Teams also plowed in an attempt to keep the ice and snow from accumulating.
Many routes across the northwest are still feeling impacts of the storm. Tripcheck.com is up to date with closures, traffic and road conditions around the state.
Take a look at these videos from our crews on the road during the storm: