Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I90 Still Closed at Vantage Due to Brush Fire

The Seattle Times is reporting this morning that Interstate 90 remains closed in both directions near George, WA due to a 700-acre brush fire.

Kyle Foreman, an information officer for the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, said firefighters are working on I-90 to contain the fire and conditions are extremely dusty with little visibility, making the freeway unsafe for drivers.

It’s unknown when I90 will re-open. It's closed from the east end of the Vantage bridge, milepost 138. to milepost to 155. Drivers are being detoured around the closed area on Adams Road.

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