• WSP: Dozens of cars involved in crashes near Spokane

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    SPOKANE, Wash. - Dozens of vehicles crashed on Interstate 90 just west of Spokane shortly after a squall dumped heavy snow.

    Trooper J. Sevigney said about 50 and 100 vehicles were involved in the crashes in about a 4-mile span of I-90.



    Sevigney said conditions changed rapidly and when drivers didn't adjust their speed in time, one crash started a chain reaction.

    The freeway was reduced to one lane in each direction, but all lanes reopened at about 5:30 p.m.

    The squall hit the West Plains after 1 p.m. The state Department of Transportation said there were multiple spinouts in both directions.

    There were no serious injuries or fatalities, Sevigney said. 

    The Associated Press contributed to this report. 


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