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Washington State Patrol Trooper Wes Cook sets up flares Wednesday morning, Jan. 18, 2017, to close Harvey Shaw Road just north of Walla Walla, Wash. Freezing rain, ice and fallen trees forced the closure of highways and roads in Oregon and Washington on Wednesday. (Lehman Photo/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin via AP)

Ice storm paralyzes parts of Oregon, Washington state

As temperatures hovered around freezing, Interstate 84 was shut down for a 45-mile stretch in Oregon and transportation officials had no immediate plans to reopen the highway connecting Oregon and Idaho.