Icy roads cause crashes across south Puget Sound

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Wash. - South Puget Sound drivers encountered icy roads on Tuesday.

 

"I've already handled four crashes myself, just because of the weather," state trooper John Pierce said on Tuesday morning in Federal Way, where a school bus went off the road. No kids were on board.

 

Another school bus slid off a roadway and crashed Tuesday morning in Kent, said officials with the Kent Fire Department.

 

The collision happened at 9:10 a.m. in the intersection of Southeast 270th Street and 124th Avenue Southeast.

 

According to officials, the bus was traveling northbound on 124th Street, slid off the road and into a ditch when the vehicle attempted to make a left-hand turn onto 270th Street.

 

Crews responded to the scene and evacuated 34 children through an emergency door on the side of the bus because the main door was blocked by the ditch.

 

The children were on their way to an elementary school, and another bus was brought in to transport the children. No one was injured.

 

The Kent Fire Department’s Captain and Public Information Officer, Kyle Ohashi, said icy road conditions were contributing factors. The Kent Police Department will investigate the crash.

 

Also in Kent, a Sound Transit bus was hit after cars started spinning on ramps connecting S 272nd Street to I-5. No one was hurt.

 

"Just slow down and watch out for the cold conditions," Pierce advised.