Multiple highways close in Eastern Washington due to fires
Posted on Monday, September 7th, 2020 at 4:55 pm
RITZVILLE, WA – A number of highways in eastern Washington have been forced to close to traffic because of strong winds, heavy smoke, and the threat of impending wildfires.
Here’s what’s CLOSED due to fire/collisions/hazardous conditions:
▪️ I-90 Grant County line to Ritzville
▪️ US 395 Ritzville to SR 26
▪️ US 2 from SR 172 to SR 17
▪️ SR 172
▪️ SR 17
Other closures could come with little warning. Please be prepared.
— Washington State DOT (@wsdot) September 7, 2020
According to KOMO News and the Washington State Department of Transportation, the following roadways are temporarily closed:
- Westbound I-90 from the Grant County line to Ritzville
- U.S. Highway 395 from State Route 26 to Ritzville
- U.S. Highway 2 from Waterville to SR 17
- State Route 172
- State Route 7
Travelers are encouraged to take alternate routes while crews battle brush fires and clear collisions on these roadways.
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