Christmas Lighting Festival causes five-mile traffic backup east of Leavenworth

Christmas Lighting Festival causes five-mile traffic backup east of Leavenworth
WSDOT

Everyone is racing to see the Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival.

So much so, those traveling to Leavenworth on US 97 or US 2 are being told to expect an hour of additional travel time on Saturday.

The Washington Department of Transportation estimated traffic is currently backed up over a five mile stretch east of Leavenworth.

With the Leavenworth Christmas Lighting festival going on right now, we’ve got 5+ miles of backed up traffic east of Leavenworth. Those traveling on US 97 or US 2 to Leavenworth from the east should expect at least one hour of additional travel time. Be planning ahead! pic.twitter.com/usb9pJ60s9

— WSDOT East (@WSDOT_East) December 15, 2019