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November 14, 2011 at 1:00 PM

UPDATE: I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass re-opens

UPDATE: 3 p.m. The eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 re-opened about 12:50 p.m. today after the roadway was cleared of jackknifed trucks and vehicles that had spun out due to snow, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The closure point was at milepost 47, near Denny Creek.

Here’s the earlier post:

Snow has closed the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 five miles west of Snoqualmie Pass because vehicles are spinning out and blocking the highway, according to the state Transportation Department.

The highway is closed at milepost 47 near Denny Creek.

The Washington State Patrol dispatch center reported “a few semis” jackknifed, causing the shutdown.

“There’s a lot of snow out there,” said a dispatcher.

Traction tires are required in both directions, and chains are required on trucks over 10,000 pounds.

Cayuse and Chinook passes have been have closed for the season.

“I think winter’s here,” said DOT spokeswoman Jamie Holter.

When motorists contemplate driving over mountain passes, she said, they should prepared.

“Put the chains in the cars, check the pass reports, look at the forecasts and ask if I really want to do that or do I want to wait until things calm down a little bit,” she said.

Because weather has closed the highway, WSDOT doesn’t have an estimated time when it might reopen.

 

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