Freeway partially reopens after Oregon flood, residents back

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Motorists can now travel on Interstate 84 in eastern Oregon after a flood devastated the area last week. The Oregon Department of Transportation said Monday that one lane of the freeway was open in both directions but the speed limit was just 45 mph. A 10-mile stretch of the freeway between Oregon and Idaho had been closed since Friday. Flooding in northeast Oregon late last week killed one person, destroyed homes and stranded 54 people who were rescued by helicopter due to washed out roads. Teams shifted from search and rescue to damage assessment Monday.