Today: Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 23. Light south wind.
Tonight: Snow. Low around 20. South wind between 5 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Beware of Predatory Towing Practices
The latest weather conditions and limited parking can make it easy pickings for some dishonest truck companies – so be aware of predatory towing practices.
Predatory towing includes tactics such as not posting adequate signs in parking lots to lure drivers, and using spotters equipped with binoculars and walkie-talkies to quickly send for tow trucks. Easy money for a dishonest tow company especially since off street parking is at a minimum right now.
Rising Drug and Alcohol Rates in Washington State
According to the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Washington State ranks sixth among the states in nonmedical use of pain relievers by people 12 and older, after Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia. The prescription pain relievers abused are mostly opiates.
Binge drinking and consistent heavy drinking have also gone up over the past two years, with adult heavy drinking rates at their highest level this decade.
The bright side, smoking and methamphetamine abuse are on the decline.