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I-82 back open after 6-hour closure

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KENNEWICK, Wash.—Interstate 82 is back open in both directions after crews shut the highway down from Kennewick to the Oregon border at 10am Thursday. 

WA State Patrol said the conditions had become too icy for drivers.  Many had to spend hours in their cars waiting for it to reopen.  Some say they spent their time reading a book, putting chains on their tires or just staying warm in their cars.

The interstate opened back up around 4pm Thursday.