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Snow leads to an increase in accidents tonight

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The Washington State Patrol is out in full force as the snowy weather has led to multiple accidents.

Dispatch says there have been dozens of accidents tonight, several of which have been roll-overs. What is more concerning is those which have been reported have been primarily highway accidents. Police are still learning of off highway accidents which leave people stranded in the winter elements for longer periods of time.

Snow began coming down around 4p.m. this afternoon and has continued into a winter weather mix of snow and ice rain. Police are warning drivers to take ramps slowly and avoid driving late tonight if possible.