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UPDATED: Olympia dealing with the bad weather today

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Dec. 17, 2008 at 8:11 am |
December 17, 2008 8:11 am

The Olympia-Lacey area appears to have taken the brunt of the bad weather during the overnight snow storm.


There are reports of compact snow and ice on Interstate 5 through northern Thurston County. Wind gusts also were reported, making for hazardous driving conditions.


A Washington State Patrol dispatcher for Pierce and Thurston counties reports most of the problems during this morning’s commute have been concentrated in the greater Olympia area. (The highways in Pierce County, by contrast, are bare and wet.)


One Thurston County dispatcher said it’s worse today than any previous day this week.


8:45 a.m. UPDATE: Here’s a list of road closures from the City of Olympia. These roads were closed because of snow and ice as of 8:30 a.m.


4th at Rogers

4th at Sherman

5th at Sherman

4th at Olympia Way

Sherman and Garfield

Brawne and Rogers

Brawne and Foote

Brawne and Sherman

Brawne and West Bay

Raft Hill

Elliott Avenue

Crest Line Boulevard

San Francisco and Quince (the entire hill is closing)

Berry and Nilas

Berry and E. Bay Drive

Bigelow and Eastside

7th at McCormick and Central

10th at Fir Street and Central



City crews work first on hills, curves, bridges and intersections on primary streets to allow access to main services and to help provide access for Fire, Police and emergency services. When primary routes are treated and safe for travel, snow plows then move to secondary routes.


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