NOW OPEN: I-84 closure explained by OSP

UPDATE at 9:30 p.m.: Oregon State Police Lt. Kyle Farber added details to the information provided below by Capt. Kennedy. He reports that a reckless driver caused a crash, running vehicles off the road. OSP located the vehicle on the shoulder of the road. The female driver would not exit the vehicle

“We used various options to get the female to exit the vehicle and she was taken into custody,” Farber wrote.

She was then taken into custody and transported to St. Anthony Hospital for evaluation.

More details will be released Friday.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Pendleton Fire & Ambulance, the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office and Echo Fire Department.

UPDATE AS OF 8:15 p.m.: Oregon State Police Capt. Kyle Kennedy says the closure of Interstate 84 westbound at milepost 202 near Woodpecker was due to a reckless driving/hit and run call. He said that when the vehicle was located, the occupant refused to exit the vehicle. There was what Kennedy refers to as a “short standoff” before the suspect was taken into custody.

PENDLETON – Update as of 7:25pm: ODOT reports the closure is now down to a delay and traffic is starting to move. Please continue to use caution if you are traveling in this area.

Previous: I-84 Westbound is closed at milepost 202, 7 miles west of Pendleton.

The closure is due to police activity in the area.

We have no further details at this time.