Heavy traffic expected along Washington’s major interstates this Labor Day weekend

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SPOKANE, Wash. — Be prepared for traffic if you are traveling this Labor Day Weekend. 

The Washington State Department of Transportation is projecting stop and go traffic along the state’s busiest interstates. Friday is expected to be the busiest travel day. 

For people traveling on I-90, traffic is expected to be the worst between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. 

People in western Washington can expect heavy traffic on both north- and south-bound I-5 for much of Friday. 

US-2 across Stevens Pass will likely see high congestion from noon to 4 p.m., with moderate traffic after that. 

WSDOT wants to remind drivers to be safe, patient and prepared for slow-going traffic.