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Updated Pass Conditions, Winter Weather Advisory Remains in Effect (2-24-19 2:30 p.m.)

The Washington State Department of Transportation is reporting scattered clouds over I-90 with the roadway is bare and wet slush in places. There are no restrictions on travel in either direction over Snoqualmie Pass.

On I-82, WSDOT reports it is snowing. The roadway is bare and wet, snow and slush in places. Traction tires are advised and oversize vehicles are prohibited for travel in either direction over Manastash Ridge.

A National Weather Service issued Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect through 4:00 a.m. Wednesday. The advisory is in conjunction with a forecast for a prolonged snow event expected to impact the Kittitas Valley, Yakima Valley, Lower Columbia Basin of Washington, and foothills of the Blue Mountains of Washington, including the cities of Ellensburg, Thorp, Naches, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Yakima, Connell, Prosser, Tri-Cities, Dayton, Waitsburg, and Walla Walla. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected.

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. NWS reports travel could be very difficult and the hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.