WSP: Two DOT workers taken to hospital after being exposed to chemicals in Kittitas

KITTITAS, Wash. - (UPDATE 9:40 a.m.) — The Washington State Department of Transportation says the Indian John Hill rest area along I-90 eastbound is now back open.

(UPDATE 8:30 a.m.) — After further investigation, according to Washington State Trooper John Bryant, the workers were not exposed to a portable meth lab, but rather "chemical bottles next to reach other."

He says they are working to re-open the rest area soon.

ORIGINAL STORY — Two Washington State Department of Transportation workers were taken to a hospital in Ellensburg, after becoming ill from being exposed to a possible portable meth lab, according to Washington State Patrol. 

Indian John Hill rest area in Kittitas County was closed Tuesday morning as WSP detectives are investigating the incident.

This rest stop is located off I-90 eastbound at milepost 89, or about five miles east of Cle Elum. 

The estimated time for reopening is not yet known, according to WSDOT.

KAPP-KVEW will update here when that information becomes available. Web Portal

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