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Car Accident and Rock Slide Closes Highway 12 West of Yakima

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Traffic blocked on Hwy. 12 from milepost 151 near the summit to milepost 183 near Oak Creek feeding station. Traffic blocked on Hwy. 12 from milepost 151 near the summit to milepost 183 near Oak Creek feeding station.
Rock slide causes car accident on Hwy 12 near Yakima Rock slide causes car accident on Hwy 12 near Yakima

YAKIMA COUNTY, WA - According to WSDOT, Highway US 12 is closed from milepost 151 near the summit to milepost 183 near Oak Creek feeding station due to a rock slide.

Engineers were called to the scene to assess the hillside.

Several large rocks, about three feet in size, as well as smaller rocks and debris fell onto the road, said WSDOT spokeswoman Summer Derrey.

One vehicle overturned and the driver suffered a hand injury, a spokesman for the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office said.

No estimated time of reopening Hwy.12.

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