Kennewick officers investigate 33 crashes in 2 hours; WSP responds to 60 in 4 hours

TRI-CITIES, Wash. — Collisions are popping up all over the Tri-Cities, keeping officers busy and rushing to crashes across the area.

According to the Kennewick Police Department, they responded to at least 33 crashes from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. No serious injuries were reported. Over on the highways, Trooper Chris Thorson with Washington State Patrol said they have investigated 60 crashes in a four-hour time span. Many of those collisions were reported on I-82, south of Kennewick.

**20-01748 Accident**On 01-13-20 at about 1509 hours dispatch was advised by a passerby that this vehicle had slid off…

Posted by Kennewick Police Department on Monday, January 13, 2020

Some of the crashes were rollover collisions while others were sliding into a ditch.

Snow blanketed the Columbia Basin starting Monday afternoon. The snow is starting to slush and compact on the roadways, making conditions slick for drivers.

WSDOT snow plows could be seen driving in the Kennewick area. Overnight, temperatures are dropping into the 20s.

Drivers should increase their following distance and slow down.