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Truck Fire Temporarily Closes EB I-90 Near Cle Elum

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UPDATE/CLE ELUM, WA - The Washington State Patrol says a commercial truck that crashed and caught fire closed eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 near Cle Elum for more than four hours on Tuesday. A detour was provided.
    
Troopers say the driver, 35-year-old Jose Macias of Moses Lake, was injured and taken to a nearby hospital Tuesday afternoon.
    
The patrol says the tractor-trailer rig veered to the right, hitting a guardrail and bridge abutment, then traveled across an overpass and wound up blocking both eastbound lanes. Then it caught fire.
    
Troopers blamed an equipment malfunction.
    
The eastbound closure lasted from 2 p.m. until nearly 6:30 p.m. Westbound lanes were not affected.
    
The crash happened just east of Cle Elum.

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NEAR CLE ELUM, WA - Eastbound Interstate 90 at milepost 84, which is near Cle Elum, is closed right now due to a semi-truck fire blocking both lanes.

Eastbound traffic is being detoured at Exit 84.

The left lane westbound is also closed at this time to allow fire vehicles to get to the fire.

Crews expect to open the eastbound lanes at 6:30PM.

 

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