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3;30 PM: I-84 is now OPEN according to local Media.
I-84 Eastbound remains closed, with indications that it may open on Sunday. Access to the Delta remains indirect.
Effective immediately, ALL evacuation orders in Multnomah County have been lifted, which includes the Delta.
Status of I-84 Eastbound presumed to still be closed. Access to Delta will be indirect.
Eagle Creek Fire information here:
Update 9/13/2017 AM:
11:43 AM: Troutdale East of the Sandy River is still under Level 2 evacuation notice. Delta should still be considered “Closed”
Weather forecast is now significantly cooler, and gusty winds are no longer predicted.
Message as of yesterday that local restrictions will be lifted “soon”.
Update 9/12/2017 AM:
We will be contacting Fire Command today, but glancing at the weather forecast we don’t expect any change with respect to the Delta.
Temperatures are moderate, with up to 10 mph West winds in the West end of the Gorge, but gusting above 20 mph deeper in the gorge.
This forecast shouldn’t result in any increased threat in the Delta, but it will further tax the fire crews. The Delta will still be considered closed.
Update 9/11/2017 PM:
No new updates from Fire Command, but with a Northeast wind predicted overnight, another 80 degree day expected tomorrow (with a shift to a West wind), and a visible plume of smoke tonight (see photo), we anticipate no changes for tomorrow.
Update 9/10/2017 AM:
There is no status change at the Delta. The area is still under a Level 2 evacuation notice, and with a dry warm day, we don’t expect this to change.
It is our understanding that people are walking into the Delta, but we don’t recommend this. This puts an undue burden on the Fire Control Center.
Please respect the people working the fire management and plan your outings elsewhere.
Update 9/7/2017 1:30 pm:
We have just been informed that per the County, access conditions, and Level 2 evacuation criteria, the Delta is still effectively closed.
All, Due to the spreading of the Eagle Creek fire, the Forest Service has decided to include the Delta in the closure. We haven’t been notified of the actual effectivity, but due to the nature of the fire, we should all assume it is effective immediately.
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