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I-5 yet again impacts Yelm Ave. eastbound traffic –
Rochester fires affecting Yelm traffic and adding smoky haze

With I-5 northbound a virtual parking lot from Olympia/Lacey to WA Hwy. 512 in South Tacoma (that 20 mile stretch is currently clocking in at 80 minutes), Yelm Ave. is yet again bearing the brunt of GPS reroutings via Hwy 510 and Hwy. 507 to get north. In questioning business owners along Yelm Ave., they really take a hit to their business activity when our town’s main thoroughfare is snarled with traffic, as drivers just want to keep moving. Puget Sound residents returning from watching the eclipse in Oregon is also having an impact today.
Click here for traffic updates from the Washington State Patrol.

– “Large brush fire threatens homes near Rochester”
“The Scatter Creek fire burned 200 acres near Rochester on Tuesday afternoon.

About 100 homes are under a level 3 evacuation, which means leave now, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Farm animals are also being evacuated,” by Allison Sundell, KING 5-TV News, Seattle.
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Posted by Steve on August 22, 2017 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

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