PULLMAN – Thanksgiving break for Washington State University is right around the corner, as is the highly anticipated Apple Cup in Pullman, and troopers will be ramping up their patrols in response as students and fans are hitting the road.
The emphasis patrols will run Thursday through Nov. 25, focusing on WSU students who are traveling for the Thanksgiving break and the Apple Cup in Pullman Nov. 24. Troopers in Spokane, Whitman, Adams, Grant and Kittitas counties will be homing in on speeding-related infractions, including driving too fast for conditions, distracted/impaired driving and violations that could cause a collision.
The patrol says motorists traveling to and from the WSU campus will see an increased presence on state route 26 and U.S. Highway 195, as well as on Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass.
“Students traveling across the state should make sure to prepare their vehicles for winter travel conditions. A small emergency kit with water, food, blankets, winter clothing and emergency flares are a good idea,” states the patrol. “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, as well as tire chains are advised and may be required when traveling over the mountain passes.”
To check up on road and weather conditions on state highways visit the Washington State Department of Transportation’s website at www.wsdot.wa.gov or download the WSDOTs mobile app.
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