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Road Conditions Messy on I-82

Selah, WA -  All the snow and slush is causing traffic problems on the freeways.

The DOT is requiring all oversized vehicles to chain up before traveling over the passes.  Things got a little messy for truckers on I-82 near Selah. 

Semi trucks lined the shoulder on the freeway.

"I didn't hear anything until I came around the corner here and it went from rain to snow," says Dan Smith, a trucker.

Traffic was reduced to one lane to make room for all the semis.  The slush on the roadways made it dangerous for truckers to chain up.

"They crowd you.  They don't give you a lot of room to work on the side of the road," says Smith.  He's headed to North Bend tonight. 

Smith spent about an hour getting his rig chained up and ready for the passes.

"I try to get at the head of them, so anything that happens, it's back there."

Traffic was bumper to bumper for about an hour, but it started to move along after Smith and all the other truckers started to get back on the road again.

"Gonna be a long day," says Smith, getting ready to driver over the passes.    

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