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Roads remain a slushy mess for the evening commute

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By Rikki King
Herald Writer
The Friday evening commute? In a word, slushy.
A little warm rain helped break through the snow and ice in spots, but plenty of roadways remained slick and slippery.
Most crashes on state highways Friday, including one that shut down northbound I-5 in Everett for hours, were caused by people changing lanes unsafely or driving too fast for conditions, Washington State Patrol Sgt. Kirk Rudeen said.
"Basically, we're asking people to take it easy," he said.
Side streets could be worse tonight, because there may be fresh rainfall sitting on top of compact snow and ice, Rudeen said.
"Just be aware of the conditions, drop your speed, keep your following distance and drive accordingly," he said.
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