Washington passes to be closed for days


SPOKANE, Wash.– Snoqualmie, Stevens, and White passes in Washington are all closed Thursday morning and will stayed closed for a few days.

Heavy snow and avalanche danger are posing too big of a risk to drivers and WSDOT crews.

WSDOT says that Snoqualmie Pass will remain closed until at least Saturday morning. Here’s the following statement from WSDOT.

Due to dangerous weather conditions from falling trees and avalanche danger, I-90 Snoqualmie Pass will remain closed until Saturday, Jan. 8. I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass remains closed between North Bend at milepost 34 and Ellensburg at milepost 106. Currently, conditions are too dangerous for crews to safely make an assessment and more inclement weather is forecasted for the next 24 hours.

Stevens Pass is reporting snowslides and heavy snow. The pass was planned to be closed early Thursday morning for avalanche prevention work, but crews say it will likely be closed through Friday.

Blewett Pass is also expected to be closed through Friday, while White Pass is expected to be closed through Saturday.

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