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Ice and snow cause more than 30 crashes in Spokane County

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Bad weather caused more than 30 crashes in Spokane County. Bad weather caused more than 30 crashes in Spokane County.
SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Snow and ice made for some treacherous driving conditions, and the Washington State Patrol had to deal with more than 30 crashes in Spokane County in just one morning. Fortunately, WSP says most of those collisions only resulted in minor injuries, and many didn't cause injuries at all.

WSP says the best way to avoid a collision is simply to drive slowly. "Give yourself plenty of time, and give yourself plenty of following distance between you and the car in front of you. Being patient is the key when you're driving in the snow," Trooper Jeff Sevigney said.

One crash was off of SR-395. Damiano Seghetti says he crashed his car into a guard rail, after losing control on a patch of ice. A tow-truck came to tow away his car, and his dad came to his rescue. "My dad picked me up," Damiano said, and then added, laughing, "Parents are always good to get you out of sticky situations."


His advice to other drivers? "Just take it slow. If you don't have to go out and mess with it, just don't. Stay in." In spite of a rough day, Seghetti is taking it all in stride. "My girlfriend's in town today, and everyone's safe, so that's really all that matters."
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