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January 27, 2015 at 6:28 AM

Snoqualmie Pass reopens after morning closure to remove trees

UPDATE, 9:25 a.m. | All lanes are open on Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass following a closure to remove downed trees. Headed over the Cascades? Crews will be removing some downed trees from Snoqualmie Pass on Tuesday morning and the pass will be closed in both directions at 8:30 a.m. for about an hour. Eastbound traffic will…


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January 6, 2015 at 5:56 AM

UPDATE: All lanes of I-90 WB at Snoqualmie Pass now open

The Associated Press and staff reports UPDATE 8:30 p.m. | All lanes of westbound Interstate 90 are now open at Snoqualmie Pass, the state Department of Transportation reports.   UPDATE 5 p.m. | The Washington state Transportation Department says westbound traffic is once more moving along Interstate 90 at Snoqualmie Pass after rocks earlier rolled down a…


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December 23, 2014 at 5:55 AM

Truck driver dies in Blewett Pass crash; victim in Sunday fatality identified

The Associated Press ELLENSBURG — The Washington State Patrol says the driver of a semi-truck killed in a crash Monday morning on Highway 97 at Blewett Pass was driving too fast for conditions. Troopers say the truck ran off the highway and hit a tree. The crash killed 53-year-old Daniel D. Higgenbottom of Gig Harbor. The State Patrol has…


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December 22, 2014 at 8:04 AM

Semi-truck driver killed in Snoqualmie Pass crash

The Associated Press SNOQUALMIE PASS — A semi-truck driver was killed in a crash Sunday night on Interstate 90 at Snoqualmie Pass. The Washington State Patrol says the westbound truck veered across lanes, crashed into the jersey barrier and rolled on its side. The 58-year-old driver died at the scene. The truck was the only vehicle involved. KOMO reports…


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November 22, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Weekend snow in the mountains

Update at 4:30 p.m.: Traction tires are now required for both directions of Highway 2 at Stevens Pass. Chains are required for vehicles over 10,000 pounds gross trailer-vehicle weight, or larger than a Ford F-350.

Update at 2 p.m: Westbound Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass is now open. Traction tires are advised for both eastbound and westbound traffic.

The view of both Stevens Pass summit and Snoquamie Pass summit from WSDOT webcams as of 4:15  Saturday afternoon.

The view of both Stevens Pass summit and Snoquamie Pass summit from WSDOT webcams as of 4:20 Saturday afternoon.

Update at 1:10 p.m.: Eastbound Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass has reopened; westbound is still closed. Chains are required on all vehicles except those with all-wheel drive.

The current travel time between Ellensburg and North Bend is 88 minutes.

Original: If you are planning on driving over the pass for Sunday’s Seahawks game, or to get a jump on Thanksgiving travel, you may need to give yourself some extra time.  A winter weather advisory is in effect until 5 p.m. Saturday, increasing to a winter storm watch Saturday night.

On Saturday, 4 to 7 inches of snow is expected for elevations above 2,500 feet, with another 12 to 18 inches expected Saturday night through Sunday afternoon for elevations above 3,000 feet — which includes both Stevens and Snoqualmie passes.

Snoqualmie Pass closed in both directions on Saturday morning due to spinouts, with hopes of reopening by 1 p.m., according to Washington State Department of Transportation. Traction tires are advised for Stevens Pass.


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October 8, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Sheriff’s Office searching for hiker, dogs near Snoqualmie Pass

UPDATE, Thursday, 6:25 a.m. | The missing hiker has not been found and the search will resume at daylight Thursday morning, King County Sheriff’s Det. Jason Stanley says. ORIGINAL POST | The King County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing hiker and her dogs near Snoqualmie Pass, according to a news release. Paula Reuter, 21, …


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September 26, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Rock blasting on Snoqualmie Pass starting earlier next week

If you’re headed over Snoqualmie Pass next week, plan for slowdowns and closures for construction. Rock blasting at the pass will be moving up to 6 p.m., according to a news release from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). State and contractor workers will close Interstate 90 at 6 p.m. for about an hour  Monday through…


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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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