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Fog Advisory in Yakima & Kittitas Counties--drive safely

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YAKIMA--A fog advisory is in effect for Yakima and Kittitas Counties until noon Sunday.  The National Weather Service warns visibility may be less than 1/4 mile in some places.

The fog covering much of Central Washington Friday lifted somewhat Saturday, but conditions were still challenging.

Visibility was limited to less than a mile in Union Gap at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday, and got steadily better throughout the day.

Washington State Troopers want to remind you to put your lights on when driving in fog.

If you don't, you may be ticketed for unsafe driving.

Turn on your low beams only; never use high beams in the fog.

"A high beam is even worse to use in the fog," Trooper Jim Brown, Washington State Patrol, said.  "That reflects off the fog as soon as your lights come off the high beam.  You want to keep your lights low so you can actually see what's out in front of you."

Fortunately, the temperature hasn't dipped below freezing since the fog set in.  But, if it does black ice could set in on the roads.

That's another reason to slow down and be careful.

For more information, visit www.weather.gov/pendleton

 

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