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High Winds Overturn Vehicles, Close Interstate 84 for Two Hours
01/04/2008
Lieutenant Greg Sherman
Oregon State Police - Pendleton
Office: (541) 278-4090

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Interstate 84 near Pendleton reportedly has reopened after being closed Friday morning due to high winds and poor visibility. Three commercial vehicles and another vehicle overturned and some Oregon State Police (OSP) vehicles were damaged by flying rocks.
 
OSP Lieutenant Greg Sherman reported no injuries related to the overturned vehicles between milepost 216 and 218 east of Pendleton. Five OSP patrol cars and two OSP Fish & Wildlife pickups operated by troopers responding to the overturned vehicles received windshield and body damage from wind-driven airborne rocks.
 
At its peak, blowing dust reduced visibility to near zero.