ZILLAH, WA- Drivers going eastbound through the Yakima Valley near Zillah may experience traffic closures due to a broken culvert eroding the highway at milepost 54. 

Washington Department of Transportation closed the eastbound lanes at this time after the median under the highway has become unstable due to a 15 foot deep and 30 foot wide sinkhole. 

Alternate routes around this closure are US 97 to SR 22 to SR 223 and then back onto I-82. Another option is I-82 exit 50 to State Route 22 to SR 223 and then back on to I-82. Crews continue to repair the roadway.

WSDOT expects the road to be repaired and reopen by next Wednesday. 

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