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An increase in collisions as roads remain slippery

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KENNEWICK, Wash;-- It was slick on roads today which would explain why many people were driving into ditches, rolling over or dealing with stalled cars on the side of the road.


Washington State Patrol has seen it all day long; however, they say most accidents weren't as severe as they could have been. Troopers explain most of the accidents could have been prevented if drivers were a little more patient when heading to their destinations. Since early this morning State Patrol reports about 30 collisions in the Tri-Cities.

"We've been handling multiple collisions and drivers out there just are not slowing down," Washington State Patrol Trooper Brian Bond said. "They're still driving right at or above the posted speed limits and that's what's causing them to wreck."

Troopers say every time the weather turns downward they prepare to deal with more accidents, but even with the snowy weather today they say there were more minor accidents than normal.

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