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Freezing rain leads to dozens of crashes, slide-offs and rollovers

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SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Washington State Patrol troopers say freezing rain contributed to dozens of crashes around the area Thursday night. According to Trooper Randy Elkins, troopers responded to 25 crashes in Spokane County between 4pm and 9pm. Elkins said the crashes are spread throughout the area, but that the West Plains was hit particularly hard.

KHQ's Victor Correa was at a crash on westbound I-90 near exit 257 and said he passed at least 7 crashes on the way. The crash at exit 257 involved a trailer with hazardous materials tipping over. Troopers say it was only a small amount of chemicals, all of which were contained within the trailer. There were multiple other slide-offs and rollovers reported within the city limits. At Mission Avenue and University Road in Spokane Valley, police say one car slid through the intersection and t-boned another car. The good news in all these crashes is that none led to any life-threatening injuries.

KHQ forecaster Blake Jensen says the freezing rain should be moving out by 4:30 Friday morning and then things warm up to nearly 40 degrees. So the Friday morning commute could be slick, but Friday's roads should be more clear as the day moves on.



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