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More Cars on the Road This Memorial Day Weekend

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KENNEWICK, Wash.--  More Washington drivers hit the road this Memorial Day weekend.  The Department of Transportation says the preliminary car count points to a 10% increase from 2008. 

WSDOT staff say nearly 200,000 people drove over Snoqualmie Pass between Friday and Monday.  If you were one of them, you may remember more than 20-miles of stop and go traffic. The warm, sunny weather and lower gas prices were factors in the increased use of the roads.

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