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November 17, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Heavy snow closes Chinook and Cayuse passes

  Worried that heavy snows could trigger avalanches, the Washington State Department of Transportation has temporarily closed State Route 410 at Chinook Pass and State Route 123 at Cayuse pass. About 20 inches of snow have fallen on the passes since Friday, and several more feet are expected by tomorrow. WashDOT maintenance crews are keeping an eye on conditions to…

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November 17, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Cascade passes getting snow, some are closed

Winter may not be officially here, but it’s settling into the mountain passes. Chinook and Cayuse Passes are temporarily closed due to some 20 inches of new snow creating an avalanche danger, the Washington State Department of Transportation reports. WSDOT says the avalanche risk is too great to allow traffic to safely cross Highway 410 over…

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May 8, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Snow cleared from Cayuse Pass

The Associated Press MOUNT RAINIER — The Washington Transportation Department says a scenic drive through Mount Rainier National Park reopens Tuesday with the noon lifting of the gates to Cayuse Pass on the east side of the mountain. The department says crews are still clearing snow from nearby Chinook Pass, but hope to have it open in…

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November 14, 2011 at 2:08 PM

Chinook and Cayuse passes closed for the season

Chinook and Cayuse passes are closed for the season due to wind, snow and avalanche danger. Several feet of snow fell on the passes last week and over the weekend. Both passes were closed temporarily Friday because of avalanche danger and today, engineers with the state Transportation Department determined that the avalanche risk was so high that…

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November 12, 2011 at 12:44 PM

Chinook Pass closed due to weather

Traffic on two passes was shut down today due to heavy snowfall and high winds, according to the state Department of Transportation. Traffic on Chinook Pass on Highway 410 is temporarily closed from milepost 74.5 near Morse Creek to milepost 57.5 near Crystal Mountain Boulevard, according to the DOT. The pass will remain closed at least…

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