Traffic alert

KENNEWICK, Wash. - 

UPDATE: 4:57 p.m. 

SR 240 is now reopened, according to WSP Trooper Thorson. Drivers can expect delays and backups in both directions. 

Ben Franklin Transit is reporting route delays due to the unexpected traffic. 

JANUARY 18, 2023 4 p.m. 

The Washington State Patrol closed SR 240 headed east at Edison Street before 4 p.m. on January 18 for emergency purposes. Traffic is reportedly backed up for a mile and is being diverted through the off ramp. 

Take alternate routes. 

This is a developing story, which means information could change. We are working to report timely and accurate information as we get it.