Wednesday, November 29, 2006
County to place weather station on Euclid Road
GRANDVIEW - By the first of next year Euclid Road, about
three miles south of Grandview, will have its own eye in the sky.
That's because Yakima County commissioners yesterday
(Tuesday) approved a weather monitoring station for the Lower Valley location.
County Road Engineer Gary Ekstedt said the monitor, which
provides real time video information of weather and road conditions, was
located in the Naches-Tieton area.
When Naches-Tieton received a new camera, county staff
decided to place the former station on Euclid Road.
Ekstedt said the monitor should be in place on Euclid by
January 2007 and the information it provides will be fed directly to the county
As a result, Ekstedt said, county road crews will be able to
view weather, temperatures and precipitation at the Euclid Road site. In
addition, the monitor will check the temperature of the road surface to alert
road crews for possible snow or ice removal.
The county will pay Knobel's Electric approximately $20,000
to install the weather monitoring system on Euclid Road, and Ekstedt said the
system should be up and running by the new year.
Once the monitor is set up, weather and road conditions on
Euclid Road can be checked by visiting the county's website at
http://www.co.yakima.wa.us/ and clicking on