The Washington State Department of Transportation recommends that if you are traveling to the Gorge from the Yakima area, you can avoid significant delays by skipping Interstate 90 over the Vantage Bridge and taking State Route 24.

The Washington State Patrol released the following statement today as well:
"During the Labor Day weekend, you can expect high traffic volumes and longer than average travel times to your destination. With temperatures expected near 80 degrees for most of Eastern Washington, be prepared for delays by having ample water and snacks readily available within your vehicle. Make sure you have a full tank of gas prior to heading out, along with checking vehicle fluids. Check the air pressure in your tires and confirm they are in good condition before leaving. Make sure you have a properly inflated spare tire, with a jack and lug wrench just in case."

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