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January 17, 2012 at 8:10 AM

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UPDATE: Troopers say ease up on the gas pedal in the snow

This morning's commute through the north and south Puget Sound is slow-going because of falling snow.

Trooper Keith Leary said there have been a few spinout collisions in Snohomish County because of people driving too fast for the conditions. In Thurston County, Trooper Guy Gill has reported blocking crashes and multiple vehicle collisions.

"Ninety-nine percent of the crashes we've seen in the last few days are because of people driving too fast for the conditions," Leary said. "A lot of people have had four-by-fours or all-wheel vehicles, those people will end up in the ditch as well. They're not immune to this."

In King County, troopers getting prepared for more snow later today and tomorrow - "we've been waiting," said Trooper Julie Startup, spokeswoman for the State Patrol in the Seattle-area.

Most of the roads have been wet, not snowy, Tuesday morning, she said.

"Nothing is sticking or affecting the road."

Leary, the State Patrol spokesman in Snohomish County, issued this reminder:

"If you do venture out make sure you have a full tank of gas, plan where you are going, have patience and the number one point is to take it slow," Leary said.

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