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January 20, 2012 at 7:49 AM

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Highways clearing, but "We're not out of the woods"

Kris Olsen, spokeswoman for WSDOT, said there are few problems on main commute routes like Interstate 5, Interstate 405, Interstate 90, Highway 2 and Highway 520 this morning.

While the snow is mostly gone on most of the roads, today's concern for transportation officials is slush and standing water.

"The biggest thing overall is we're seeing more rainfall and the temperatures are rising so we're seeing more slush on the roadway," Olsen said.

"We're worried about standing water as the day goes on. Drivers need to be aware of that. You can slide or hydroplane in standing water," Olsen said. "Just because it seems we're on the upswing, we're not out of the woods."


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