Wind-Blowing Dust Triggers Multi-Vehicle Smashup on I-82 South
Around noon Sunday, at least 6-7 vehicles were involved in a crash due to blowing dust and wind on I-82.
Kennewick Police and WSP Troopers say the crash was about 12 miles outside of Kennewick east-south towards Oregon. Officials say the interstate was closed heading towards Oregon, from 7 miles past the Oregon border.
As of 3pm no word on when it will re open. Several people taken to area hospitals but police say no one was seriously hurt. Officials have not confirmed the exact number of vehicles involved, but reports indicate between 6-8.
The National Weather Service forecast gusty winds that could hit 40 mph throughout the day Sunday.