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Apple Cup emphasis patrols underway

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017

The in-car speed detection gear is seen in Colfax police Officer Jaelene Bryan’s patrol car as she patrols Colfax for motorists violating traffic laws before the start of a Washington State University game on Sept. 17, 2016, in Colfax, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
The in-car speed detection gear is seen in Colfax police Officer Jaelene Bryan’s patrol car as she patrols Colfax for motorists violating traffic laws before the start of a Washington State University game on Sept. 17, 2016, in Colfax, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
By Richard Byrd Columbia Basin Herald

PULLMAN – Got tickets to see the Cougars take on the Huskies in the Apple Cup on Saturday? Or maybe you are a Washington State University student heading home for the holidays from Pullman. If any of those scenarios apply to you then you might want to pay close attention to speed limit signs on your trip. The Washington State Patrol is conducting a multidistrict WSU Thanksgiving/Apple Cup emphasis patrol until Sunday.

People traveling to and from WSU will see an increased presence of troopers on state Routes 26 and 195 and Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass. Troopers in Spokane, Whitman, Adams, Grant and Kittitas counties are focusing on speeding, including driving too fast for conditions, distracted/impaired driving and other collision-causing violations.

“Students traveling across the state should make sure to prepare their vehicles for winter travel conditions. A small emergency kit with water, food, blankets, tire chains and emergency flares is a good idea,” the patrol said in a release. “Make sure all the fluids in vehicles are full and the vehicle’s battery is in good working order. Good all-season or snow tires are advised and may be required when traveling over the mountain passes.”

Travelers are encouraged to visit the Washington State Department of Transportation’s website for real-time updates on road and weather conditions.

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