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.

Check www.wsdot.wa.gov or dial 511 for the most current travel conditions and restrictions. This information will help you minimize unexpected delays.

Should your vehicle become disabled, pull safely to the shoulder and remain in your vehicle.   Turn on your hazard lights and call for assistance. In case of an emergency, dial 911 for help.

By preparing now, you can arrive safely to your destination and minimize delays.