DOUG ESSER Associated Press Heavy snow in the Cascades is common this time of year, but forecasters were surprised by sudden, heavy bursts of snow. Six inches of snow fell between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday at Snoqualmie Pass and 8 inches fell between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Stevens Pass. That made driving through the highway…More
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Nothing says winter like this: Chains are required on all vehicles going over Snoqualmie Pass in both directions right now (2:30 p.m.) unless you have an all-wheel drive vehicle, says the state Department of Transportation. Oversize vehicles are prohibited. It’s snowing up there and there is snow and ice on the roadway. The forecast has called for…More
Tire socks… According to an AP story, tire socks are made of fabric that you slip over your vehicle’s wheels to get more traction on snow. State lawmakers have OK’d them for use on our roads. The Scandinavians came up with the idea. Duh. These socks are supposed to be gentler on road surfaces than chains and…More