WSDOT crews ready for ice, snow during Monday morning commute

WSDOT crews ready for ice, snow; drivers need to drive for conditions

With weather forecasts calling for ice across the state and snow in the Puget Sound and Southwest Washington, drivers should prepare for winter driving conditions during the Monday morning commute.

“Our crews are out and facing challenging conditions all over the state,” said Chris Christopher, Maintenance Director for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). “The temperatures are getting lower so any moisture will freeze overnight. And we expect snow and wind especially in the South Sound region near Olympia and south to Vancouver. We are pre-treating the roadways but drivers need to be prepared and drive for conditions.” Christopher noted the wind chill will make it feel even colder. And there will also be wind and snow through much of Eastern Washington.”The c onditions look much better for travel later Monday and into Tuesday and Wednesday,” he added

WSDOT is ready for the expected increased traffic for the Thanksgiving holiday. Drivers should be prepared, check travel and roadway conditions on WSDOT’s Web site and pack their winter weather supplies, including tire chains. For more winter driving tips, go to