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Category: road travel
September 30, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Expect Olympic National Park road delays in next 10 days

Visitors to Olympic National Park in coming days should expect delays on some park roads as crews begin work to remove dirt and debris from drainage ditches.  Roads will remain open throughout the work, but some significant traffic stops are anticipated, park officials announced. Expect delays as follows: Sol Duc Road: Motorists may encounter northbound delays…

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Comments | More in Northwest, Olympic National Park, Parks, road travel | Topics: olympic national park, Olympic Peninsula, road delays

May 7, 2014 at 4:56 PM

North Cascades Highway reopens just in time for Winthrop festival

[do action=”custom_iframe” url=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/wsdot/13875231744/in/set-72157642267729715/player/” width=”630″ height=”500″ scrolling=””/]Washington highway workers reopened  the North Cascades Highway at noon Thursday for the summer travel season. On  Monday the crews were still 3.5 miles apart, but they delivered on their hope to reopen the highway the day before the annual Winthrop 49er Days festival begins. Washington State Department of Transportation photos…

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Comments | Topics: North Cascades, North Cascades Highway, snow plowing

March 3, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Snow, snow and more snow in the mountains

Do you remember something about a shortage of snow in Washington’s mountains? Naw. Snow was coming down so fast on Snoqualmie Pass that Interstate 90 was closed in both directions Monday morning. (Get updates here.) Here are some Monday morning snow statistics for Cascade ski areas: Crystal Mountain: About 10 inches fell overnight in Campbell…

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Comments | More in highways, Northwest, Outdoors, road travel, snow sports | Topics: crystal mountain, I-90 closure, Mount Baker

February 24, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Snow, snow, snow in Bellingham and Vancouver, B.C.

Planning to drive north?  Be ready for snow and more snow.  A winter storm has blanketed Northwest Washington and the Vancouver, B.C., area with snow, making the drive along Interstate 5 and other roads tricky.  Bellingham could get another 3 to 5 inches Monday, and  Vancouver, B.C., could get another 7 inches. Get travel updates, and see…

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Comments | More in road travel, Washington state | Topics: Bellingham, road conditions, snow