November 19, 2009 in City

Snow triggers accidents

The Spokesman-Review

Snow falling in the upper elevations of Spokane County apparently set the stage for a string of traffic accidents this morning.

A series of collisions, mostly single-vehicle accidents, was reported starting about 7 a.m. in northern Spokane County on Eloika and Eloika Lake roads and on the West Plains, including accidents at Hayford Road and U.S. Highway 2 and Brooks Road and state Highway 902.

Injuries were not reported initially.

Snoqualmie Pass on Interstate 90 was open to traffic with snow and slush on the highway and a temperature at the summit of 32. Stevens Pass on U.S. 2 had compact snow and ice and a temperature of 28.

In Idaho, snow and icy patches were reported on I-90’s Fourth of July Summit and icy patches at Lookout Pass.

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