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First good snow brings dozens of car crashes

 

A stretch of the highway to Bridgeport that doesn't get sun in winter was the scene of two crashes caused by icy roads. - Jacob Wagner photo

Be careful driving out there on those snowy days.

In Eastern Washington, on the snowy day after Christmas, state troopers responded to 40 crashes in District 4 and to 43 in District 6. Those included two crashes just northwest of Grand Coulee, where local police had to scramble to get out of the way of an oncoming skidding vehicle.

The Washington State Patrol's District 4 includes Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens and Whitman counties. District 6 includes Douglas, Grant, Okanogan, Chelan, Kittitas, and part of Adams counties.

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