Massive sinkhole closes I-82 eastbound lanes
Posted on Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 at 7:45 pm
ZILLAH, WA – A major sinkhole consumed a portion of the I-82 median in Zillah, WA, Wednesday morning, shutting down eastbound lanes.
Traffic alert: Video from a very large sink hole near Zillah on Interstate 82. This is approx. 20 miles east of Yakima. The E/B lanes are closed but @WSDOT_East has a detour set up. Thank you for your patience while @wsdot works hard to repair the damage. pic.twitter.com/9jiNzVLNyE
— Trooper C. Thorson (@wspd3pio) June 17, 2020
There were no injuries reported, but the sinkhole necessitated a detour at Exit 54 along SR 22, then SR 223 and US 97, according to KIMA.
Zillah is 20 miles east of Yakima. Crews are working to determine what caused the sinkhole and to repair damage to the highway.
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