Heavy snow led officials to close Snoqualmie Pass for several hours Monday morning, hindering residents traveling on the Presidents’ Day holiday.
Interstate 90 westbound was closed at Easton Cle Elum and Ellensburg, while eastbound was closed at North Bend, according to a post on the website of the Washington State Department of Transportation.
The DOT and State Patrol were in the process of clearing the roadway, according to the post. Officials will also have to do avalanche-control work.
Trooper Chris Webb tweeted that the road should open by 11:30 a.m., although chains will probably be required past mile post 47.
The National Weather Service forecasts that snow will continue to pelt the area until at least Thursday.