Icy conditions led to several crashes Thursday morning in South Sound, especially on state Route 8 in western Thurston County, according to a Thurston County dispatcher.
The road was extremely slick on Route 8 near Kennedy Creek Road SW from milepost 5 to milepost 19, according to a tweet by the state Department of Transportation.
“Olympia friends: Icy this morning! Lots of crashes! Trooper was struck earlier, luckily no injury,” Washington State Patrol trooper Brooke Bova tweeted at 8 a.m.. “Please drive slow and NO distractions!”
Crews added de-icer and sand on state Route 8 to U.S. Route 101 and Interstate 5 near milepost 105, Bova said.