A five-car collision between Sumner and Orting blocked the eastbound lanes of state Route 162 for more than an hour Tuesday night, according to the Washington State Patrol.
No one was hurt in the crash, which happened about 5:30 p.m. at state Route 162 and Pioneer Way East, State Patrol spokesman Todd Bartolac said.
Freezing weather might have contributed to the crash, Bartolac said.
The cold also is believed to have caused a six-car pileup a little after 6 p.m. on the southbound on-ramp to Interstate 5 from Pacific Avenue in Lacey, Bartolac said.
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No one was hurt in that wreck, and the cars were cleared within an hour.
“I think people are not paying attention, and they’re finding out they cannot stop as fast in traffic, and they start playing bumper cars,” Bartolac said.