Freezing rain creating traffic concerns, icicle clean up on I-5 underway
The Washington State Department of Transportation is warning the public of potentially treacherous driving conditions amid recent snowfall, freezing temperatures and the likelihood of freezing rain this weekend. Conditions on I-90 in Snoqualmie pass caused a multi-vehicle crash, one driver recovering from serious injuries. On I-5, WSDOT crews aim to clear out potentially hazardous icicles hanging over the roadways.
SEATTLE - Northbound I-5 reopened by the Seattle Convention Center after crews removed icicles from the freeway tunnel.
The three left lanes of northbound I-5 were blocked while maintenance crews work at the tunnel, and traffic officials expected intermittent closures for some hours.
Drivers were urged to slow down by the tunnel and give workers as much room as possible. They finished just after 10 a.m.
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This operation is just one of many headaches for commuters in the Puget Sound area, as below-freezing weather makes more treacherous driving conditions.