7-car crash amid blowing dust closes I-182 in Richland
RICHLAND, Wash. — A seven-car crash amid blowing dust held up traffic Sunday afternoon on I-182 in the Queensgate area of Richland.
Trooper Chris Thorson with the Washington State Patrol said his agency was investigating a crash involving seven cars and minor injuries to those inside.
WSP reports the crash happened before 4 p.m. on the westbound side of the interstate just west of Queensgate Blvd. The left lane was reopened by 5 p.m.
“Please be careful due to high winds and blowing dust!!!” Trooper Thorson tweeted.
Another central Washington interstate is struggling in a dust storm. I-90 was closed in both directions from Ritzville to just east of Moses Lake due to low visibility.
A Dust Storm Warning was issued earlier in the afternoon and was later extended until 5:15 p.m.
“Please avoid the area as I-90 is currently closed in both directions from Ritzville to just east of Moses Lake,” WSDOT tweeted.
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