The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Overnight

Lo48° Isolated Showers

Sunday

Hi59° Partly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo39° Partly Cloudy

Monday

Hi55° Increasing Clouds

Monday Night

Lo43° Chance Rain

Tuesday

Hi54° Rain Likely

Tuesday Night

Lo44° Slight Chc Rain

Wednesday

Hi59° Mostly Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo49° Mostly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi59° Chance Showers

Doubled de-icer caused Seattle bridge crashes

Send to Kindle
Print This

SEATTLE — Overzealous application of de-icer was to blame for a series of crashes on the West Seattle Bridge on Dec. 2, officials said in a report to the Seattle City Council Tuesday.

But it wasn’t only that the city applied de-icer while the temperature was a balmy 43 degrees. A worker also put on twice as much as was necessary, creating man-made slippery conditions that caused as much a mess as ice might have.

View my optionsorSign in