Icy roads delay dozens of schools; multiple crashes bring I-5 to standstill

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OLYMPIA, Wash. — Icy roads caused multiple crashes bringing the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 to a standstill Thursday morning.

Washington State Patrol troopers say some drivers slid off the freeway south of Olympia because of snow and ice. Drivers were being diverted off the freeway at the Mayfield exit until about 7 a.m. One lane has since reopened. There were no serious injuries, troopers said.

Dozens of Western Washington school districts delayed schools because of the below-freezing temperatures.

Some of the alerts in larger districts include:

  • Auburn SD – 2 Hours Late
  • Tahoma SD – 2 Hours Late
  • Bethel SD (WA) – 2 Hours Late
  • North Thurston PS – 2 Hours Late
  • Olympia SD – Schools and buses two hours Late
  • Tumwater SD – 2 Hours Late
  • Ferndale SD – Closed
  • Centralia SD – 2 Hours Late
  • Chehalis SD – 2 Hours Late
  • There are many more alerts! Click here for our updated list of school alerts (updates every 10 minutes)

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