Black ice made driving treacherous throughout Central Washington early this morning (Feb. 15), causing two separate semitruck accidents south of Toppenish and resulting in the closure of both directions of Interstate 82 for 13 miles.
The wrecks -- the first in the westbound lanes at Milepost 48 near Toppenish, the second in the eastbound lanes at Milepost 53 near Zillah -- brought the freeway to a
The Yakima Air Terminal -- which closed Tuesday evening because of dangerously icy conditions, then reopened Wednesday afternoon -- has closed again, according to the city of Yakima.
All flights to and from the airport have been canceled until at least Thursday morning, a city news release issued late Wednesday said...
Today (Dec. 21) is the Winter Solstice, marking the first day of winter. It is still pretty cold today, but at least it isn't snowing. That was last week. That is when the first day of winter should have been -- on our first snow day.
I really do not like driving in snow. But I admit it, the snow is really cool looking and fun to play in. One of my favorite things to do in the winter is ice fish. A lake that is just outside of Yakima is perfect for it. What is even more cool about the lake is, most people do not even go there during the winter, so it is usually just me and a handful of people. That is it!