Biz and Tech
Free Services
What's on TV
Evening Magazine
NW Backroads
About Us


Cosmetic Tips
Job Tips
Real Estate Tips

Paid Advertising

Thick fog caused icy road conditions
Thick fog caused icy road conditions
Wintery weather causes problems for drivers
November 19, 2000, 03:30 PM
SEATTLE - Truck driver Walt McRobert can see dangerous conditions from a mile away. On Sunday morning, he saw problems ahead on State Route 525 and pulled over. He decided to warn other drivers to slow down before they hit trouble.

"As I was walking back to warn people to slow down, I hear three rear-enders on the other ramp," said Walt.

On the interchange near Alderwood Mall, there was thick fog drivers could hardly see through, and on the ground - black ice.

The conditions caused more than a dozen cars to slip off the road or roll over.

"They spun out, hit guard rails and then other cars didn't see them coming because of the fog and they turned over," said

Troopers closed 525 while gravel trucks covered the roads.

The weather brought on problems for drivers all over all over Western Washington.

Troopers want to warn everyone to slow down. They point out every year drivers forget they can't drive the same speeds they get used to during warmer weather.

That's why Walt took time to remind them to change gears Sunday morning.

"There's nothing worse than thinking its a nice morning drive and you end up rear-ending someone or being rear-ended," said Walt.

Officials say highway overpasses can be especially troublesome for drivers, so be extra careful.

Click here to print this page

y2k Ford
*Negotiations between newspapers and strikers at a standstill; publisher speaks out
*Convicted murderer Charles Finch wakes from coma
*Escaped bird needs paperwork
*Report on Zyniyia Nobles death to be released
*Thieves steal crafts and puppy intended for Christmas benefit
*Seattle school teachers seek to eliminate the WASL
*Gregoire sues insurers over Linda David settlement
*Two arraigned in abduction, rape of Japanese students
*Sites recorded by Yates' satellite device may yield more murder clues
*Man with leukemia kills estranged wife and self
*Security guard attacked at school
*Tolls, taxes will ease gridlock, commission says
*Winds blast North Bend, Enumclaw
*Travelers Aid being dropped at Sea-Tac
*Inmates say 'strip cell' is unconstitutional
*Women's bodies found outside Everett massage parlor and in Monroe-area ditch
*Gates Foundation donates to U.S. Fund for UNICEF
*Ski areas begin operations
*Protesters want Pine Street closed
*Local elf answering letters to Santa
*Ex-Gregoire assistant, insurers file claims against the state
*Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane rank near bottom in teacher pay
*UW teaching assistants prepare to strike
*Law allows sex offenders to register as 'transient'
*Too much chlorine in water supply sickens Stanwood residents
*Auburn man suspected of secretly videotaping teens
*City officials, protesters prepare for WTO anniversary
*Man returns $48,000 of freeway cash after four days
*Judge rules man competent for trial in deputy's slaying
*KING 5 Investigators: Dead-end turn
*One winner in $9 million lotto drawing
*Man burned in Yellowstone pool is released from hospital
*Union accuses Times management of pressuring strikers
*Derelict tugboat takes a ghost voyage
*Some Eastern Wash. counties get into inmate-bed-rental business
*Sea Shepherd vessel heads for Galapagos anti-poaching mission
*After a snowy night, I-90 reopens
*Dog rescue ranch looking for new home
*Search continues for elderly man missing since Monday
*Strike enters sixth day

| Local News | National/World | Weather | Live Traffic
Live Cams | Sports | Biz & Tech | Health | Investigators
Newslinks | Video | TV Schedule | Evening Magazine | NW Backroads
Home Team Community | Auto Classifieds | King5 Jobs
Belo Corp. | Privacy | Terms and Conditions
Copyright 2000 KING-TV.
All rights reserved.

Internet Solutions Provided by Solid Technology