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I-90 in E. Washington closed due to blowing dust

Associated Press - October 4, 2009 3:15 PM ET

MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) - Interstate 90 between Moses Lake and Ritzville in Eastern Washington remains closed due to blowing dust and poor visibility.

The Washington state Department of Transportation closed the freeway around 1:30 a.m. Sunday between milepost 179 near Moses Lake and milepost 220 at Ritzville. The freeway remained closed as of noon.

Transportation officials have no estimated time for reopening the roadway.

Emergency management officials in Adams and Grant counties are asking people to stay off the roadways, as blowing dust has caused numerous multi-vehicle accidents on many local roads.

High winds have been blowing through Eastern Washington.

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