[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…More
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Crews are working long hours to clear mudslides on the North Cascades Highway, and it’s possible that the popular mountain road could reopen this weekend, says Department of Transportation spokesman Jeff Adamson. In the meantime, some bicyclists are having a field day pedaling up and whizzing down part of the blissfully empty road that remains open.
The road, also known as Highway 20, is a scenic and popular route that leads from Western Washington to the Methow Valley. It was shut down Saturday night because of mudslides touched off by an intense rain/hail storm. By Sunday, eight mud slides just west of Rainy Pass had buriedMore
North Cascades National Park has announced its summer operating plans and how it will be affected by sequester budget cuts. “We are moving forward with summer operations with reduced budgets and staffing,” said Karen Taylor-Goodrich, superintendent of North Cascades National Park Complex, which includes the park and adjacent national recreation areas taking in parts of Ross…More