Westbound traffic on Interstate 82 is blocked and being diverted after a load of hay caught fire early Tuesday afternoon. The Washington State Department of Transportation reports that westbound lanes are closed at Selah and that motorists are being rerouted to State Route 821 through the Yakima River Canyon.

The accident occurred near Milepost 7, which is 10 miles east of Ellensburg on Manastash Ridge. The Washington State Patrol, WSDOT and local firefighters remained on the scene this afternoon.

No other details were available.

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