Eastbound I-82, south of Kennewick, blocked due to crashes and low visibility


TRI-CITIES, Wash. — WSDOT is reporting a multi-car crash on I-82 eastbound near milepost 124, about 12 miles east of Kennewick. The crash is blocking all eastbound lanes and blowing dust is in the area, WSDOT said.

Washington State Patrol is at the scene. WSDOT will be working to control traffic. There are injuries, but the extent of them is unknown at this time.

The dust is causing low visibility on the highway. It’s not clear when the lanes will reopen.

Winds are roaring and gusts are expected to hit 50 mph in the Lower Columbia Basin.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.