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March 5, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Stevens Pass reopens after avalanche closure

UPDATE, 3:56 p.m. | Stevens Pass has reopened in both directions, according to WSDOT. ORIGINAL POST | Highway 2 going across Stevens Pass is closed this morning after an avalanche buried the roadway. The avalanche went across all four lanes of the road. The closure extends from milepost 54 to milepost 64.5, according to the state Department…


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October 19, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Driver killed, pregnant woman hurt in passing attempt on Highway 2

The driver of a Mercedes sedan was killed, and a pregnant passenger hurt, in a head-on crash Saturday, as the driver tried to pass another vehicle on Highway 2. The crash happened just east of Index, on the way to Stevens Pass. The car was in a no-passing zone and traveling erratically just before the wreck, said…


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December 26, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Hit-and-run in Monroe kills bicyclist

A woman riding a bicycle across Highway 2 in Monroe was struck by a pickup and killed Wednesday night, according to Monroe Police. The woman, who was not wearing a helmet, was bicycling across the highway at Old Owen Road about about 7:37 p.m. when she was struck by a light-colored pickup. Witnesses told Monroe police that…


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December 25, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Passengers in Highway 2 accident still hospitalized

Two adult children and the son-in-law of the couple killed on Highway 2 near Leavenworth Friday remained at Harborview Medical Center Tuesday, all in serious but stable condition. Three children of Bothell residents Timothy Owen and Cheryl Janine Reed were passengers in the Chevrolet Suburban driven by Owen when it was struck by a falling tree. Jessica Owen,…


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December 25, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Highway 2 now open east of Stevens Pass

The Associated Press  State transportation officials who feared Highway 2 would remain closed between Leavenworth and Stevens Pass announced the passage had reopened late Tuesday.  The 35-mile stretch of highway was closed Saturday after accidents involving downed trees left a Bothell couple dead and several people injured.  At about 3:15 p.m. on Christmas, state transportation officials announced the highway…


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December 25, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Tuesday Memo: Rain … Highway 2 still closed … How to give to others today

Good morning. And to those of you celebrating today, Merry Christmas. Weather: Well, not frightful, but certainly wet and brooding. Rain and in the 40s today in the Seattle area. Touches of snow this morning to the southwest and east, but that will become rain soon enough. Highway 2 closure:  The stretch from Stevens Pass east to Leavenworth…


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December 24, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Highway 2 closed east of Stevens Pass until further notice

Highway 2 is still closed from Stevens Pass to Leavenworth. Traffic can still reach the summit from the west, but drivers trying to go east of that will have to use alternate routes such as US 97 Blewett Pass to I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Traction tires are still advised for…


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December 23, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Highway 2 remains closed east of Stevens Pass, after second car-tree collision

[This post has been updated. See the full story here at] Highway 2 remained closed Sunday from the summit of Stevens Pass to Leavenworth, in both directions out of concern that more snow-laden trees could topple onto cars. Travelers were being advised to use Interstate 90 across Snoqualmie Pass or Highway 97 across Blewett Pass. On…


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June 5, 2012 at 2:09 PM

UPDATE: Highway 2 incident ends with man’s arrest

UPDATE AT 5:10 P.M.: State Patrol Trooper Keith Leary says the man climbed down from the guardrail voluntarily. He has been taken into custody and will be booked into Snohomish County Jail. Leary said he does not know what criminal charges the man will face.  The westbound lanes will be reopened. ORIGINAL POST: Westbound traffic on the…


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December 27, 2011 at 8:44 AM

Suspected drunken driver kills pedestrian in Everett

A suspected drunken driver drove onto a pedestrian walkway Monday night in Everett, killing a 47-year-old man who was walking with a friend, according to the State Patrol. The 24-year-old driver was heading east on Highway 2′s Hewitt Avenue Trestle when he drove onto a shoulder and crossed onto a raised median. The Everett man then…


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