Travelers can now get weather information and a live look at highway conditions from two new weather stations with traffic cameras installed along State Route 26 in eastern Washington. The camera feeds are now available on the WSDOT Traffic and Cameras web page.
One weather and camera station is located on SR 26 in Washtucna at the SR 261 intersection, near the Washington State Department of Transportation’s maintenance building. The other unit is in the community of Dusty where SR 127 connects with SR 26.
SR 26 is a rural, two-lane highway with traffic volumes averaging between 1,200 to 2,300 vehicles per day. It can experience heavier than average daily volumes that coincide with Washington State University semester breaks, vacations and special school events such as graduation and football games. The route also carries trucks with agricultural products and supplies, along with slow-moving farm equipment seasonally.
Funding for the new equipment came from a special appropriation during the 2017 Legislative session.