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Eastbound I-90 lanes blocked after Issaquah – Issaquah Press, Sammamish Review, Snovalley Star, Newcastle News

If you’re heading east out of Issaquah on Interstate 90, be prepared for a wait.

All eastbound lanes of I-90 east of High Point Road are fully blocked due to a collision involving a semi, according to the state Department of Transportation. There is no estimate for when the road will reopen.

Washington State Patrol spokeswoman Sgt. Tina Martin said calls reporting a collision between a car and a semi truck near High Point started coming in around 10:17 a.m. Friday, according to a Seattle Times report.

Martin said it was not immediately clear how the crash occurred but said investigators are on their way to the scene.

One occupant in the car suffered life-threatening injuries, she said.

Martin said the road is anticipated to remain closed for hours.

Expect alternate routes, such as State Route 18 and State Route 202, to see more congestion as drivers look to avoid the area. WSDOT reported just after 11:15 a.m. that there’s already a 3-mile backup.

A detour is set up at Exit 20. Those stuck past the exit and behind the crash are currently being turned around and directed back to the detour, WSDOT tweeted at 11:22 a.m.

The City of Issaquah warned drivers to prepare for impacts on local streets due to the I-90 closure.

Heading out of town? EB I-90 fully blocked after #Issaquah due to semi collision. No estimate when road will reopen.

— WSDOT Traffic (@wsdot_traffic) August 12, 2016

Serious injury collision on EB I90 at High Point. All lanes are blocked. Detour in place at exit 20. Drivers need to take Highlands Blvd.

— Trooper Rick Johnson (@wspd2pio) August 12, 2016

EB 90 lanes blocked due to crash. Use SR 202 or SR 18 as alt routes or expect delays. Currently a 3-mile backup

— WSDOT Traffic (@wsdot_traffic) August 12, 2016

Information from The Seattle Times was used in this report.


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