By Matthew Stephens and Roger Harnack
Cheney Free Press 

Detours snarl traffic throughout Cheney

Continues to burn structures


Last updated 8/19/2023 at 5:16pm

Matthew Stephens

The line of traffic heading westbound on Highway 904 stretches clear through town. Eventually, traffic is looped around to head back east until drivers can make their way to Highway 2 in order to travel west.

CHENEY – Traffic has been lined up for hours throughout the city as the Gray Fire continues to burn near Interstate 90.

Currently, the fire is most active in the Salnave area west of Cheney and in the Tyler area.

Smoke, and actively burning fires have forced the continued closure of both the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-90, so traffic is being filed through Cheney from both sides.

The interstate is closed at Sprague for eastbound travelers and Geiger for folks trying to go west. Eastbound traffic is being detoured from Sprague, through Edwall to Reardan, and then east onto U.S. High...

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