SEATTLE Drivers who dealt with frozen temperatures and icy roads Thursday morning can expect more of it Friday.
Clear skies will lead to major cooling overnight, says KING 5 Chief Meteorologist Jeff Renner. Expect lows in the mid-to-upper teens inland and closer to the 20s near Puget Sound. There will also be a threat of freezing fog. Check the forecast here
The final day of 2010 will bring highs in the mid-to-upper 30s and lows in the 20s. If you're headed out to watch the Space Needle fireworks at midnight, temperatures will probably be in the low to mid 20's.
Thursday morning, cars were slipping and sliding across Western Washington. In south King County, Rachel Blake had to abandon her SUV at the south 272nd Street Park and Ride in Federal Way overnight.
Well, it was a little scary to be honest, said Blake, as she came to pick of her SUV in the morning. That hill was really slick. People were sliding up and down that hill.
Blake had to call her husband Clay to pick her up in his 4-wheel-drive Jeep Wrangler.
Just got home my phone rings and my daughter says come and get us. Mom is freaking out, said Clay Blake, who ended up driving his wife back to get her car. Check traffic conditions
It was adrenaline and fear just kicking in and my defensive driving started kicking in, said a still shaken Rocky Jeet, after sliding down a slick steep hill and colliding with a bus along Pacific Highway South.
The airbags deployed in Jeet's Mazda SUV. Jeet said his SUV has all-wheel drive, but just not all-wheel stop.
Following other vehicles down this nice icy hill, said Jeet. Next thing I know, I make it through. I see a bus coming and my car doesn't want to stop.
Fortunately Jeet was uninjured and the bus was able to continue on its route.
Earlier in the morning, a pickup truck driving eastbound on South 272nd Street slid into a telephone pole. Its bumper got stuck on the telephone wire. King County street crews chained up the wheels and allowed the driver to drive off safely.
On I-405 at Southcenter, a multiple vehicle collision blocked all lanes for a time. A trooper who was standing outside his vehicle was hit in one of the collisions. He wasn't seriously hurt.
Slippery roads were also reported on the eastside.
Icy roads could affect bus routes Friday morning. Click here for links to transit information, AAA and road closures.
The winter weather means drivers should expect lots of snow in the passes. At Snoqualmie Pass, traction tires are advised in both directions and there is compact snow, ice and slush on the roads. Traction tires are also advised on Stevens and White passes. Check pass reports.
KING5's Kyle Moore and Natalie Swaby contributed to this report.