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Slick roads snarling traffic around South Sound

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on Oct. 12, 2012 at 9:53 am with 3 Comments »
October 12, 2012 9:53 am

State troopers and Tacoma firefighters are reporting numerous collisions around the region as drivers lulled into complacency by more than two months of sunny weather face the grim reality of rainy weather.

Firefighters and troopers currently are responding to four wrecks in the vicinity of state Route 7 and Interstate 5.

State troopers report they’ve investigated 14 collisions in Pierce and Thurston counties this morning as compared to four yesterday.

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  1. Blitzfan says:

    Really? Two months (almost 3) of oil and fluids laid down by countless cars on our roads. Is not is not obvious that all this stuff will combine with the rain to form a sheen that’s slicker than snot.

  2. rocketman says:

    jeez people are irritatingly stupid,3 months of summer and so many forget how to drive in the rain,,focus people..think a little.Or try common sense if you cant think.

  3. cclngthr says:

    Tires make a huge difference here. Tires with straight tread patterns are worse in the rain than tread that is directional and wide.

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