First responders report hundreds of crashes, slide-offs during winter storm

First responders report hundreds of crashes, slide-offs during winter storm

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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