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Slick Roads Cause Drivers to Slide off Roads

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TRI-CITIES, Wash. - A blanket of snow started falling across our region early Tuesday afternoon leaving the roads slick for drivers.

As soon as the snow hit the pavement, calls for help started rolling into emergency dispatch centers.  Dozens of drivers slid into ditches and crashed into guardrails.

Washington State Patrol Troopers warn drivers to slow down and to not use cruise control.  If a car hits ice or a slick area on the road, cruise control can cause you to lose control of your car.

Troopers also warn drivers to say in their cars if they see a wreck on the side of the road.  They warn "Good Samaritans" can get hit by oncoming traffic, especially in the slick conditions.