Oil train derailment closes I-84 in Oregon

Traffic is being re-routed to SR-14 in Washington

Traffic on Highway 14 in Washington is congested and delayed, as traffic is re-routed following a oil train derailment near Mosier, Oregon.

A 23-mile stretch of Interstate 84 in the Columbia River Gorge is closed between The Dalles, Oregon, at mile post 87 and Mosier at mile post 64. Two schools in Mosier have been evacuated.

Washington State Department of Transportation officials are recommending delaying discretionary trips through the area. There is no estimate as to when the scene will be cleared and I-84 will reopen.

According to reports, around 1 p.m. Friday 11 of 96 cars from a Union Pacific train derailed. Oil spilled from at least one of the tankers and caught fire. Black smoke could be seen billowing from the site of the incident.

No injuries have been reported.

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