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City of Yakima Issues First Snow Alert of the Season

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YAKIMA, WA.- Many of us woke up Tuesday morning to find a blanket of snow covering the roads, in fact Yakima saw three inches, so the city issued its first snow alert of the season.

The City Council put the new snow removal plan in place last year, but up until now they haven't had bad enough weather that warranted using it.

This morning more than three inches of snow fell in Yakima meaning the cities new snow routes were put in effect. These routes are mainly downtown, but when a snow alert is issued drivers parked along these routes have to move their cars as soon as possible so that the cities snow plows can get the job done safely and quickly.  

"We're going to be very diligent the first few times we issue a snow alert putting flyers on houses and cars along the snow routes so that everybody begins to understand how this works," City of Yakima Communications Director, Randy Beehler, told us.

The city did cancel their snow alert around noon after the weather started to warm up, but they want to remind people that more snow alerts will likely happen this year.

If a snow alert is issued and you don't move your car it can be towed or you can be fined up to $50.?    

If you'd like to see a map of all of the snow routes in Yakima just click on this link,