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Icy conditions cause around two dozen crashes on local highways

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019

Washington State Patrol troopers were busy across the region Monday evening after icy conditions caused around two dozen crashes before 10 p.m.

State Route 195 between Pullman and Colfax, State Route 195 between Spangle and Spokane, and State Route 395 near Loon Lake had the worst conditions and most crashes, according to Trooper Jeff Sevigney, a WSP spokesman.

Stevens County Fire District 1 reported a roll-over accident that required an extrication and transport of two people to the hospital just before 7 p.m.

“No serious injuries so far,” Sevigney said just after 9 p.m. “It looks like people are just driving too fast for the conditions.”

WSP alerted the state Department of Transportation to the conditions so crews could treat the icy roads, Sevigney said.

“When temperatures are at or below freezing, you can generally count on ice, especially on overpasses and bridges,” Sevigney said. “Folks have to adjust their speed accordingly.”

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