Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

March 21, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Snow closes I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass; WSDOT says it will reopen at 11:30 p.m.

The Associated Press

Sure, it’s spring, but today’s weather in Washington featured enough snow to close the main east-west route across the Cascade Mountains and a barn-busting tornado in the southwest part of the state.

The Washington State Transportation Department has temporarily closed Interstate 90 across Snoqualmie Pass between Ellensburg and North Bend this  evening, citing snowy conditions and spun-out vehicles. WSDOT says the pass is expected to re-open at 11:30 p.m.

Compact snow, ice and spin-outs also temporarily closed a portion of State Highway 18 over Tiger Mountain on the Eastside.

The National Weather Service office in Portland confirms a weak tornado packing winds of 65 to 85 mph ripped apart a barn in Hockinson, Clark County. No one was hurt.

Irene Gitner tells KATU-TV she watched the sky turn black and a “white twister” settled on her family’s barn roof.

The Weather Service in Seattle says hail and light snow fell in some other areas of Western Washington. Meteorologist Chris Burke says a drying trend should follow.

0 Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►