Flaming garbage truck blocks all lanes of I-90 eastbound near Preston

Posted on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 at 5:19 pm    

PRESTON, WA – A collision that caused a garbage truck to catch fire blocked all lanes of eastbound Interstate 90 near Preston on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, the accident occurred around 9:00 a.m. Tuesday.

By 10:00 a.m., Washington State Patrol had closed Exit 22 on I-90 to assist in clearing up the scene. Traffic was heavily delayed on I-90 eastbound as the accident reduced the highway to one lane.

As of 11:00 a.m., all lanes of I-90 have reopened.

No injuries were reported, and it is not clear what caused the accident. Police are investigating.

Updates will be posted as more information becomes available.

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