What started as a two-car crash turned into a 15-car pileup when motorists crashed into each other on a frigid Sunday morning on I-5 near Auburn.
No major damage was reported, but the 6 a.m. pileup initially blocked four lanes of southbound I-5 near South 272nd Street, the Department of Transportation said on Twitter.
Two lanes were later reopened, but the crashes caused a three-mile backup. WSDOT said the lanes reopened shortly after 8 a.m
Rick Johnson, a spokesman for the Washington State Patrol, urged drivers to use caution on slick roads as temperatures hovered around 30 degrees Sunday morning.