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March 8, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Highway 12 over White Pass closed by slide

A 40-mile section of Highway 12 over White Pass was closed by a mud and rock slide Saturday, and crews will need to inspect the area in the daylight Sunday before estimating when the roadway will reopen. The closure runs from milepost 139 northeast of Packwood to milepost 183, near the Oak Creek Feed Station. Travelers coming…

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October 29, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Highway 12 near White Pass summit to fully reopen by Thanksgiving

The (Centralia) Chronicle U.S. Highway 12 near the White Pass summit is expected to be fully reopened to traffic by Thanksgiving after a washout Oct. 1 along a steep embankment adjacent to the roadway, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). “We are making progress and we hope to reopen it to two lanes by Thanksgiving,”…

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October 4, 2013 at 1:33 PM

DOT reopening White Pass for weekend

The Associated Press YAKIMA — The state Department of Transportation says it’s reopening one lane of Highway 12 near White Pass at 3 p.m. Friday. Spokeswoman Summer Derry in Yakima said drivers will be directed through a washout area by portable lights and should expect periodic closures as work continues. A contractor hopes to restore two lanes of…

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October 3, 2013 at 1:08 PM

DOT hopes to reopen White Pass for weekend

The Associated Press YAKIMA — The state Department of Transportation hopes to reopen one lane of Highway 12 near White Pass in time for weekend travel. Spokeswoman Meagan McFadden in Yakima says traffic will be directed through the washout area by portable lights. The highway will remain closed to oversized vehicles. She says the contractor will have to bring…

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October 2, 2013 at 5:52 PM

50 mile-stretch of Highway 12 near White Pass summit stays closed

A 50-mile stretch of Highway 12 west of Naches and east of Packwood will remain closed a second night because of a washout discovered  Tuesday morning, according to the state Department of Transportation (DOT). An estimated reopening cannot yet be determined, the DOT said Wednesday afternoon. The Highway 12 washout is about 4 miles east of the White Pass…

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October 1, 2013 at 6:37 PM

WSDOT: Road washout closes White Pass overnight

YAKIMA — The Washington Transportation Department says a 45-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 12 across White Pass has been closed by a washout, and the closure will last overnight. The closure runs from the Oak Creek feeding station near the Highway 410 junction to the Highway 123 junction west of White Pass. Transportation officials said Tuesday the…

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April 2, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Woman killed at White Pass was experienced skier

From The Associated Press: YAKIMA, Wash. – The woman who was killed this weekend in an accident at White Pass Ski Area was an experienced skier. Ski area general manager Kevin McCarthy says KyOna Hoff fell headfirst into a tree well — where snow piles up around a tree — and apparently suffocated. She was the last person in a…

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April 2, 2012 at 6:26 AM

Morning Memo/Monday: Motorcycle crash … 50 mph wind … marina fire

Weather: Currently overcast and still windy out there, with gusts of around 50 mph expected in coastal areas and in the Strait of Juan de Fuca this afternoon, according to KING-TV. Expect the cloud cover to stick around throughout the day, but we might avoid the rain today. It will be warmer this afternoon,…

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