The National Weather Service (“NWS”) has issued a winter weather advisory for the Yakima area. It is in effect from 11:00 am tomorrow, Tuesday, January 8th through 12:00 pm on Wednesday, January 9th.
The advisory states that a winter storm will bring widespread precipitation Tuesday and Tuesday night. A mixture of snow, sleet, and freezing rain is expected throughout the area, the NWS said.
Total snow accumulation may reach 2 to 4 inches and it’s expected ice accumulations may reach one-tenth of an inch.
The City of Yakima urges residents to use caution when driving during the weather advisory and to limit travel if possible. The NWS advises drivers to anticipate slippery road conditions.
Click https://www.yakimawa.gov/apps/snow-routes/ for a map of the City of Yakima’s snow routes, where vehicles may be towed if plows need to get through during storms that drop at least 3 inches of snow. The map also shows the priority for citywide snow plow routes when storms drop at least 3 inches of snow.
Also, click https://www.yakimawa.gov/media/news/refuse-division-seeks-publics-help-during-winter-weather/ for more information on how winter weather impacts refuse collection and tips for the public to help ensure safe and timely garbage pick-up.