Snow shuts parts of interstates in southern, eastern Oregon

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ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have closed southbound Interstate 5 at Ashland in southern Oregon because of blizzard conditions, heavy snow and disabled vehicles.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the Oregon Department of Transportation said late Wednesday afternoon that there was no estimated time for the freeway’s southbound lanes to reopen.

The agency said California-bound traffic should delay travel and seek overnight services in communities on the I-5 corridor in Oregon.

Transportation officials also closed part of Interstate 84 eastbound in eastern Oregon near La Grande because of snow and vehicle crashes.

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