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DOT urges driver to obey road closure signs during statewide winter storm

WATERVILLE, Wash. - During a statewide winter storm, the Washington State Department of Transportation is urging drivers to heed warnings about dangerous driving conditions and obey road closure signs. 

WSDOT tweeted Saturday night about a driver who went around a barricade on US 2 near Waterville, in central Washington. The driver ended up getting buried in blowing snow and had to be rescued by DOT crews.

As a result, the driver put crews in danger and took them away from other important work to keep our roads safe. 

The tweet says "we close roads for a reason," adding "PLEASE, obey road closures, for everyone's safety."


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