holiday travel

Weather
9:18 am
Wed December 19, 2012

Heavy snow falling in mountains; tips for safe holiday travel

Manuel Garcia pulls the chains off of his semi-truck tires as quickly as he can as snow falls while parked at the eastbound milepost 34 exit of Interstate 90 earlier this year, near North Bend.
AP

Forecasters say the latest storm moving across Washington will leave up to 2 feet of new snow in the Cascades by Thursday morning.

Travelers planning on heading across the mountain passes this weekend should plan accordingly. Traction tires or chains are being advised, and in some cases may be required. 

The WSDOT offers these tips to protect yourself and your passengers while driving in snowy/icy conditions: 

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Traffic news
8:45 am
Fri December 23, 2011

Traffic help for the holidays

Interstate 90 near Washington's Snoqualmie Pass in 2007. This time of year, travelers should always be ready, WashDOT says.
WSDOT

As we all know, during a holiday weekend we have to prepare for more traffic. 

To help plan your weekend driving, The State Department of Transportation has released a report on the worst predicted travel times. For the most part, traffic should be the heaviest today and Monday, when people will probably leave or come home from their holiday celebrations.

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