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State Patrol Warns Drivers Not to Park on Highway

The Washington State Patrol has issued a public warning that skiers should not park on the shoulder of the highway. Traffic congestion from people parking on the shoulder at Steven’s Pass was a major problem last year. This creates a hazard for emergency workers and snow plows and can create unsafe conditions. Of course, the …

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Thursday Deadline Approaches for Big Rig Drivers on Mountain Passes

Drivers of big rigs need to carry chains when going over the mountain passes in Washington starting on Thursday. The fine for not carrying a chain is $124, but when winter weather advisories start, a driver can face a $500 fine for not using chains as required. Larger recreational vehicles, trucks and sport utility vehicles …

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I-90 near Snoqualmie Closed Due to Weather Condition

News outlets report that according to the state Department of Transportation, the eastbound lanes of I-90 were closed after a few trucks and vehicles jackknifed and got stuck in the snow. The roadways were closed so the authorities could clean the lanes after the weather related spinning of vehicles. The Washington State Patrol pointed out …

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