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Local Campgrounds Full for Memorial Day Weekend Despite Rain

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YAKIMA, Wash. - People typically come to the Yakima Valley for the sunshine, but lately the weather seems to be resembling the west side of the state. However, local campground workers say the rain did not keep people indoors for Memorial Day weekend.

Yakima Sportsman State Park was completely booked for the memorial day weekend.

Michael Barnick, Senior Park Aid, says there is 70 campground sites and they were all reserved far in advance. Barnick says Memorial Day weekend is the start of a very busy season.

He says from here on out, all 70 sites will most likely be booked every weekend. He also says he is not surprised that the wet weather did not turn people away because for many families, camping at the Sportsman State Park is a tradition.

"Every Memorial Day is completely full. If you don't have a reservation you're probably not going to get in," he said.

As the holiday weekend comes to an end, the Department of Transportation says there is a 20 mile back up going westbound on I-90. All drivers heading toward Seattle can expect a two-hour delay.

The department says congestion should clear up around 8:00 p.m.