State Patrol reports a low number of incidents so far with holiday travel


Good weather and safe driving led to an unusually low number of vehicle accidents Wednesday in North Central Washington, the Washington State Patrol reported.

Trooper John Bryant said one of the typically heaviest travel days of the year was relatively quiet in District 6 with 17 collisions.

“That’s the least I’ve seen in a lot of years,” Bryant said.

District 6 covers Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Grant and Kittitas counties.

There were no incidents on the Kittitas County side of Snoqualmie Pass on Interstate 90.

There was one accident on Blewett Pass and another on I-90 near Cle Elum but neither resulted in injuries that requires hospitalization, Bryant said.

One collision near Moses Lake resulted in one of the drivers being cited for driving under the influence, he said.