Originally published February 17, 2014 at 02:43p.m., updated February 17, 2014 at 02:43p.m.
The Oregon Department of Transportation has reopened all lanes of Interstate 84 after a landslide on Wednesday blocked a section of the freeway.
The eastbound lanes of I-84 had been closed since Wednesday evening after a landslide occurred one mile west from the West Hood River exit. ODOT originally closed all eastbound lanes of I-84 from Troutdale to Hood River, but then downgraded the closure to eastbound lanes between Cascade Locks and Hood River over the weekend. All lanes were open as of early Monday afternoon.
ODOT reported more than 3,000 cubic yards of rock and other debris were removed from the site of the landslide, which was at the base of a rock face along the south side of I-84. A contractor worked over the weekend to remove any loose rocks that posed potential danger.
Though the freeway is open, ODOT advises there is a debris flow warning in effect for the Columbia Gorge until 5 p.m. Monday and cautions travelers to drive carefully.
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