PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Roads and transit throughout Oregon and southwest Washington continue to be often impassable from the winter storm that dumped snow and ice across the region.
However, eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 between Troutdale and Hood River have reopened, hours after westbound lanes were reopened. The interstate was closed Friday night by ODOT because of deteriorating conditions.
ODOT said they sent “plows, graders and high-capacity snow blowers” to clear the snow.
Currently, the only two roads Multnomah County roads that are currently closed due to weather conditions are Corbett Hill Road between I-84 and the Historic Columbia River Hwy and Northeast 238th Dr. between Arata Road and Glisan Street in Wood Village.
Northeast Marine Drive has reopened to traffic in Troutdale.
Continued dangerous weather conditions have forced TriMet to cancel most of its routes and swap in shuttle buses for various MAX Lines.
The following changes are in effect until conditions approve:
MAX Orange/Yellow Lines are suspended
MAX Green Line is suspended
MAX Red Line service disrupted due to winter weather. Shuttle buses serving between Gateway TC to PDX. Board MAX Blue Line for service between Rose Quarter TC and Gateway TC
MAX Blue Line serving between Hatfield Government Center and Goose Hollow, Rose Quarter to Cleveland Ave. Shuttle buses serving between Goose Hollow and Rose Quarter
TriMet is beginning the morning with service on 14 of our busiest bus lines. However, due to dangerous road conditions, buses may not be able to serve some sections of those lines. All buses are chained and cannot go faster than 25 mph. Buses will not be able to pull to the curb and riders will have to carefully step into the street to board.
“We are working to restore service as soon as it safe to do so. We ask riders for their patience and understanding, as this is for their safety and the safety of our employees,” a TriMet spokesperson said.
Down in the Salem-Keizer area, Cherriots announced the suspension of all bus services until Tuesday.
The Washington Department of Transportation said their top priority is monitoring what they call “the triangle” — I-5, I-205 and SR-14 through the Vancouver area. SR-14 remains closed in both directions from milepost 19 near Evergreen Boulevard to milepost 65 near Hood River Bridge Road.
The public transit service in Clark County, C-TRAN, said Saturday morning all routes 60 and 65 are suspended until further notice while several other routes were being detoured or on modified snow routes.
As of late Saturday night, there were many delays and cancellations in both arrivals and departures at Portland International Airport.
On FlightView, a list of arrivals and departures is listed, along with any known delays by airport.
No matter how or where you’re trying to get, it is either difficult or impossible at this time. The best advice: Stay home.