A fatal accident on Interstate 82 has closed the freeway's westbound lanes, forcing traffic to detour onto State Route 821 (the Canyon Road), according to KNDO.

The multicar accident, which killed one person and injured several others, occurred near milepost 21.

WSDOT and other work crews will keep the road closed for several hours while they investigate the incident and clean up the road. According to the WSDOT website, the detour will go up SR 821, which will add significantly to commute times.

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