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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

September 28, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Multiple-car accident snarls traffic on I-90 near Issaquah for several hours

 

 

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The accident on westbound I-90. (Washington State Patrol)

UPDATE, 6:30 p.m.: All westbound lanes of Interstate 90 have reopened following a multiple car crash near Preston.

UPDATE, 3:54 p.m: The state Department of Transportation says that westbound I-90, at Preston, will be closed one to two hours. The State Patrol is investigating a multiple vehicle crash.

UPDATE, 3:35 p.m. | The Washington State Department of Transportation says all lanes of westbound I-90 are blocked at milepost 22, Preston – Fall City Road. Westbound traffic should exit at SR 18. Only one lane of eastbound I-90 is getting through, according to WSDOT tweets.

UPDATE, 3:22 p.m. | Four vehicles were involved in the accident on westbound I-90, according to the Washington State Patrol. Injuries are considered serious and not critical. Westbound lanes will remain closed for several hours for investigation, according to WSP tweets.

Trooper Chris Webb says it appears that a Jeep traveling eastbound crossed-over the median into the westbound lanes and caused the collision.

UPDATE, 3:07 p.m. | Multiple injuries have been reported, including two people with critical injuries, according to tweets from Chris Webb of the Washington State Patrol.

ORIGINAL POST | All westbound lanes of Interstate 90 in Preston, as well as two eastbound lanes, are blocked as rescue crews try to save the victims of a multiple-car accident. According to a tweet from State Trooper Chris Webb, motorists should avoid the area. Two cars rolled over in the accident, and one car caught fire, Webb said.

 

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