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State Troopers Respond to 111 Accidents Wednesday

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YAKIMA, Wash.- Washington State Troopers responded to 111 accidents Wednesday from Yakima County to Benton County.

They say this is an unusually high number but that snow and dangerous road conditions always affect the numbers.

Two cars crashed at 10:30 a.m. near the 63-mile post of Highway 82. Troopers say the cars hit each other, slid off the highway and got stuck in the median. The cars had minimal damage but both had to be towed.

State Troopers attribute some of today's accidents to drivers who are not prepared for winter roads.

"What we're seeing is some bald tires, summer tires, what we see is people just aren't winterizing their stuff," said Sergeant Devyn Derrick from the Washington State Patrol.

Troopers say speed is also a problem. In another accident this morning an 18-wheeler carrying a truck on top of it slid off the road and got jammed in the median.

     Troopers are urging people to slow down, drive more cautiously and allow more time to get to their destinations.

Seeing clearly in the snow is also a concern. State Troopers suggest checking to make sure you have enough windshield fluid if you're driving long distances.