Presidential visit closes interstates Saturday

Interstate 84 was closed between I-5 and I-205 while Interstate 205 was closed to Southeast Stark Street Saturday morning for President Joe Biden’s visit, Portland police report.

The police reported the closures on Twitter at 11 a.m., and other people tweeted that they had been at a standstill on the interstates for 45 minutes before that. Police reported that the interstates reopened at 11:50 a.m.

More road closures are expected in Northeast and Southeast Portland during the day. Police are posting updates on their Twitter page.

Biden is talking about prescription drug price relief for seniors at the East Portland Community Center and then heading to the Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute for a fundraiser with Democratic candidate for governor Tina Kotek.

— The Oregonian/OregonLive

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