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Icy roads cause slide-offs on I-90

SPOKANE, Wash. - There was no shortage of slide-offs on I-90 and other highways Tuesday morning. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries to report.

"Most all the crashes that we had this morning were caused by folks simply driving too fast for the conditions," said Washington State Trooper Jeff Sevigney.

It started around 5 a.m. with an accident on westbound I-90 just past the Highway 2 exit that ended with two cars coming to rest in the fast lane and one SUV about 100 feet below the interstate in a backyard.  The woman driving that car was able to walk away from the scene.

A handful of other small accidents littered the small stretch of I-90 between Sprague and Freya.  By the time the sun had risen on the Interstate, most of the evidence of the accidents had been cleared up.  However, as Trooper Sevigney explains, the bent metal and broken glass serves as a reminder to commuters in the cold months to come.

"Sometimes ice can be hard to detect, but again when we have those below freezing temperatures , and any type of moisture in the area; fog, low clouds, folks should just be mindful, give yourself a little extra time, especially on those bridge desks and overpasses."

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