Major highways update
CENTRAL WASHINGTON-- Washington State Department has closed major roads overnight because of blowing and drifting snow
Here is a list of highways that continue to be affected:
SR 24 is now open in both directions.
SR 221 now open in both directions.
SR 224 near Benton City is now open.
I-82 south of Pasco is open in both directions from milepost 114 near Locust Grove Road to milepost 132 near the Oregon State line.
397 is now back open
Crews around the TRi-Cities are now focusing attention on I-82 from Kennewick to the Oregon border and also 240 from West Richland to Hanford.
I-82 south of Pasco remains closed in both directions from milepost 114 near Locust Grove Road to milepost 132 near the Oregon State line due to drifting snow blocking the roadway with snow drifts. WSDOT is clearing the roadway and planes to reopen the highway by 2 p.m. this afternoon. Updated information will be posted as information is available.
1-90 is open in both directions from milepost 115, six miles east of Ellensburg to milepost 137 near Vantage
I-82 Eastbound traffic is shifted to the westbound Columbia River bridge into Oregon. The speed limit is reduced to 40 mph. Westbound traffic is reduced to a single lane.
SR 224 Benton City will remain closed in both directions from milepost 2 near Flagstone Rd to milepost 10 at the junction of SR 240 due to blowing and drifting snow causing poor visibility and impassible snow drifts on the highway in multiple locations.
SR 225 will remain closed near Sunrise Lane East of Benton City to SR 240.
SR 240 North of Richland will be closed from Kingsgate Road in both directions to the SR 24 Junction.
WSDOT will continue to reevaluate road closures Sunday.
Action News will update the list as information continues to come in.