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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Snow storm brings poor driving conditions to county

Multiple slide-offs and accidents reported

 

December 15, 2022

Justin Slayton | The Gazette

Fog and icy roads contributed to the rollover of a J.B. Hunt International semi truck on the intersection of US 195 and Crumbaker Road, north of Colfax on the evening of Dec. 11. Read more about this and more incidents on Page 3.

COLFAX - The Whitman County Sheriff's Office assisted the Washington State Patrol in responding to a semi-truck rollover on SR 195 milepost 42m near Crumbaker road.

Whitman County Undersheriff Chris Chapman stated that the Whitman County Deputy showed up first, and that the deputy was told the driver had been trapped in the vehicle, "once we arrived, he was standing on the side of the road," Chapman said.

There were 16 slide offs from Thursday, Dec. 8 to Saturday, Dec. 10 due to the storm, Chapman confirmed.

"We did notice a couple early on accidents where the tires were inadequate," Chapma...



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