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Potatoes stall traffic on I-84 in Eastern Oregon

Hundreds of spuds stalled traffic Saturday on Interstate 84 in eastern Oregon.

Several crashes in the eastbound lanes backed up traffic Saturday morning. Crashes near milepost 351 led authorities to close the highway temporarily at the Baker City exit. One truck involved in an accident Saturday morning spilled potatoes all over the road. Baker City is about 75 miles from the Idaho border.

The Oregon Department of Transportation warned of black ice and slick road conditions.

Meanwhile, U.S. 20 was closed Saturday between Vale and Burns because of a fatal truck crash.

Michael Katz: 208-377-6444, @MichaelLKatz

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