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April 11, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Traffic snarls coming to Snoqualmie Pass for 2 weeks

Construction-related bottlenecks in the big city will be relatively minor this weekend, but motorists crossing the state Sunday can expect delays as long as two hours for crews east of Snoqualmie Pass  building detour routes for the summer work season. The state Department of Transportation (DOT) will reduce travel to one lane in each direction for two…

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March 23, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Man dies in avalanche at Granite Mountain near Snoqualmie Pass

A man died in an avalanche Saturday at Granite Mountain near Snoqualmie Pass. The man was hiking with another man when the avalanche hit them. The man who died was buried in the snow, but the other man was able to dig himself free and walked out to get help, according to the King County Sheriff’s…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: avalanche, fatal hikers, Granite Mountain

March 3, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Monday Memo: Rain/snow … Liquor fix … Balloons zap power … Alpaca bust

Raining down low, snowing like heck in the mountains: So much snow is falling at Snoqualmie Pass that it was shut down last night and remains closed this morning. No word yet on when it might open. In the Seattle area, we’ll be having rain, rain, rain through Wednesday. Since the state gave…

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March 1, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Caution advised after morning crashes on Snoqualmie Pass

After more than 10 collisions this morning, the state Department of Transportation is advising caution on Snoqualmie Pass and has been issuing advisories either requiring or recommending traction tires and chains. Read the latest here. Trooper Chris Webb of the State Patrol said heavy winds and cold temperatures created ice on the road this morning, causing vehicles…

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February 19, 2014 at 5:53 AM

Snoqualmie Pass is open

Snoqualmie Pass is open this morning after being closed yesterday due to dangerous road conditions. Right now traction tires are required and chains required on vehicles over 10,000 gross weight, says the state Department of Transportation. There’s snow, slush and ice on the roadway and it was snowing as of 5:30 a.m. Stevens Pass, which was closed yesterday…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit, Weather Beat | Topics: open, Snoqualmie Pass, snow

February 18, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Stevens Pass reopens; Snoqualmie Pass to reopen at 10 p.m.

UPDATE, 10:02 p.m. | Westbound Interstate 90 has reopened, WSDOT said. Traction tires are advised and oversize vehicles are prohibited. UPDATE, 9:57 p.m. | Eastbound Interstate 90 has reopened, WSDOT said. Traction tires are required and chains are required on vehicles with more than 10,000 gross vehicle weight. UPDATE, 9:39 p.m. | Highway 2 over Stevens Pass…

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February 17, 2014 at 4:20 PM

I-90 east re-opens; another storm to hit Snoqualmie Pass

Update 6:06 p.m.: Interstate 90 eastbound at milepost 34, near North Bend, to the summit has re-opened. The state Department of Transportation re-opened the road late this afternoon after closing it earlier due to multiple spin-outs. Eastbound drivers are required to chain up their vehicles at milepost 47, near Denny Creek, before heading over the summit. Original post: Interstate…

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February 17, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Snoqualmie Pass closed until 11:30 a.m. amid heavy snow

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…

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January 9, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Ski resort at Snoqualmie Pass opening Friday

SNOQUALMIE PASS (AP) — The Summit at Snoqualmie says it finally has enough snow to open Summit West on Friday to limited operations. The resort says it will expand operations and may open Summit Center with another serious shot of snow. Alpental still needs a lot of snow on its rugged terrain. The Summit is one of…

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0 Comments | More in Environment, General news, Weather Beat | Topics: new snow, opening, skiing

December 15, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Snoqualmie Pass reopened after closure to remove trees

Snoqualmie Pass has been reopened after an hours-long closure Sunday morning to remove trees. The state Department of Transportation reported the closure early Sunday to remove three large trees just west of the summit. Eastbound traffic was stopped  at milepost 47 near Denny Creek. Westbound traffic was halted at milepost 53 near the summit. As of noon…

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