The Washington State Patrol said troopers will stop semis on eastbound I-90 at Exit 38 near North Bend Tuesday morning to check if drivers heading over Snoqualmie Pass are carrying required tire chains.
Troopers will begin the new commercial vehicle inspections at 8:30 a.m. WSP called it a first in recent years.
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The Washington State Department of Transportation said the inspections are part of a safety push to reduce the number of Snoqualmie Pass closures that includes troopers patrolling to find any driver ignoring chain-up requirements.
If caught, drivers face a $500 fine.
Over the last several years, more than half of I-90 closures on Snoqualmie Pass have been caused by drivers who ignore chain-up requirements and then crash, according to WSDOT.
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