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I-84 reopens in Columbia River Gorge after crash, fuel spill


TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — State transportation officials closed Interstate 84 Monday between Troutdale and The Dalles in Oregon along the Columbia River for hours Monday because of a crash that resulted in a fire and fuel spill.

The Oregon Department of Transportation said the incident at about 7 a.m. Monday near the Bonneville Dam included a semi hauling a crane boom and a flatbed trailer that crashed into the median barrier and spilled an estimated 200 gallons of fuel, oil and antifreeze.

The eastbound lanes of I-84 reopened before 3 p.m. and the westbound lanes were back open before 4 p.m. Monday.

The crash moved median barriers into the other lanes, which had to be resituated with heavy equipment, transportation officials said. In addition, crews cleaned up fuel and debris that spread across all lanes, which was shown in photos posted on Twitter by transportation officials.

Transportation crews will continue to make minor road repairs in that area in the coming days. It was unclear if there were any environmental effects from the fuel, oila and antifreeze spill.

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