Roads open after hay truck fire caused six-hour closure at I-82 west

Photo: Trooper Brian Moore

NEAR SELAH, Wash. - UPDATE: I-82 west is now open as of 6:30 p.m. after a hay truck fire caused both lanes to close for more than six hours at milepost 26 near Selah.

Transportation officials are keeping the left lane closed at milepost 7 near Ellensburg while crews clean up.

Both westbound lanes are expected to be open at 8 p.m.

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Transportation officials say a hay truck fire has caused I-82 west to close at milepost 26 near Selah, Tuesday afternoon.

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) reported the incident around 12:15 p.m.

Washington State Patrol, firefighters and WSDOT are responding to this fire, located 10 miles east of Ellensburg, near milepost 7.

According to a tweet, drivers heading west are being detoured to State Route 821 as an alternate route.

There is not a current estimated time of reopening.

Updates will be provided as available.

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