On Sunday, a head-on crash shortly after 9 a.m. between a car and semitruck closed down the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 at Argonne for about an hour, the Washington State Patrol said. Several other collisions slowed and stopped traffic all over the freeway in the area, from the Broadway exit to Medical Lake, the WSP said.
A 17-year-old girl from Post Falls was hospitalized with injuries she received after she spun out on Interstate 90, slid down an embankment and crashed through a cyclone fence on Indiana Avenue between Evergreen and Pines, the WSP said.
Washington State Department of Transportation officials said they were prepared for dangerous travel statewide, from the Puget Sound, where snow was forecast, to southeastern Washington, where heavy snowfall was expected. Snow fell overnight and this morning in the Seattle and Tacoma areas, slowing traffic in that region. Accumulations of 2 to 3 inches were expected from Olympia southward. A winter storm warning was in effect for the Puget Sound region. A winter weather advisory was also in effect for the Portland and Vancouver regions along with portions of the Columbia River Gorge.
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