High winds temporarily close Keller Ferry
Last updated 4/1/2021 at 3:48pm
KELLER – Powerful gusts of wind and blowing dust forced the temporary closure of Keller Ferry across Lake Roosevelt on Highway 21 Sunday, March 28. Troopers closed the Columbia River crossing around 6 p.m. and re-opened it around 9:20 p.m.
Part of Interstate 90 was also closed due to the winds and dust, which created dangerous driving situations across the Columbia Basin from George to Othello to Richland. Visibility as low as ¼ mile was reported. The highway was closed in both directions between Moses Lake and Ritzville from roughly 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The storm left thousands without...