2 Washington DOT workers injured in ice storm



SEATTLE (AP) — Two Washington Transportation Department workers have been injured in the ice storm.

A worker who was hit on Interstate 405 near Lynnwood Thursday morning is in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with broken bones.

The Washington State Patrol says 36-year-old Steve D. Cloud of Tacoma was out of his DOT truck, checking on a driver who crashed into a barrier when another car smashed into the wreck, forcing the first car into him. The driver of the first car was treated at the scene, and the driver of the second car was not injured.

On Wednesday night a worker on Highway 18 was hit on his hard hat by a falling tree. DOT spokeswoman Jamie Holter says he suffered a scrape that required four stitches.