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State Patrol Caution Drivers About the Overnight Snow in the Yakima Area

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Yakima, Wash, - The snow that fell overnight stuck and drivers should go into winter driving mode this morning.

The Washington State Patrol say they've seen over 60 weather related accidents in the Yakima area Including 15 on i-82 alone over night.

State troopers want to remind people that while the roads are wet and slick It's important to keep a safe distance between your car and the car in front of you.

A good rule of thumb is to assume that your stopping time is going to be doubled.

You should also void driving through big puddles of standing water they can make your car hydroplane and lose control.

Also take the time to clean off all the windows on your vehicle and avoid using cruise control on slippery roads.
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