The 7 best Twitter accounts to follow for traffic updates

Between the wind, the rain and even snow in the mountains, today's commute is one of the worst in a long time. And while on days like this there isn't a lot that you can do to avoid it (because every single major arterial is backed up), there are ways to stay in the know about what to expect. One great way? Twitter.

Texting (or Tweeting) and driving is extremely dangerous -- not to mention illegal -- but getting live updates about what the traffic is like before you leave the house, or while you're pulled over to get a coffee, can help save time by picking a less busy route. But you have to know who to follow.

So check it out: The 10 best Twitter accounts for traffic alerts in Western Washington.

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