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WSP ALERT: Be Aware Of Road Closures

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Washington State Department of Transportation and the Washington State Patrol are asking for the motoring public's assistance and cooperation in adhering to emergency road closures and being aware of traffic/weather warnings and conditions.

Snow and wind combined to create drifts and poor visibility resulting in emergency road closures and hazardous driving conditions last evening and into today. WSDOT closed sections of several state routes to prevent drivers from entering areas that were impassable. Drivers who risk passing the road closures are not only subject to a $124 fine but could also become stranded. Due to the weather and roadway conditions, these stranded motorists are taking their lives into their own hands as there could be an extended delay in help arriving due to the dangerous conditions.

The WSDOT and WSP want to remind motorists to drive with caution and be prepared for winter driving conditions. Please slow down, increase your following distances and give yourself extra time to arrive at your destination safely.

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