First responders report hundreds of crashes, slide-offs during winter storm
SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is reminding everyone to use extra precaution when driving today.
Deputies have responded to more than 125 slide-offs and crashes in the past 48 hours. A reminder to drivers to decrease their speed, keep an extra distance and be aware of the possibility of other vehicles sliding.
125+ crashes/slid offs reported #Spokane County & #SpokaneValley, in the last 48 hours. #BeSafe, Slow down, increase distances, be prepared. @SpokaneCounty & @CityofSV Road Crews are doing a �� job, but roads are slick & snowy ❄️❄️ #SCSO #CdA #StayHome & warm if you can. pic.twitter.com/l71IbVHb2V
— SpokaneSheriffOffice (@SpokaneSheriff) February 12, 2019
Washington State Patrol troopers reported 172 crashes between noon on Satuday, Feb. 9 and noon on Monday, Feb. 11. These collisions were reported over Spokane, Whitman, Stevens and Adams Counties.
District 4 troopers and dispatchers have been very busy the last few days.
From noon Feb 9th until noon today….
We’ve responded to 172 crashes.
� 129 in Spokane Co
� 28 in Whitman Co
� 6, 5, 4 in Adams, Stevens and Lincoln Co.
Please #SlowDown and allow extra ⏰
— Trooper J. Sevigney (@wspd4pio) February 11, 2019
Both are emphasizing drivers to slow down and make sure you budget extra time for today’s commute.
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