Road conditions for Thanksgiving

Road conditions for Thanksgiving

The road conditions are looking good for Thanksgiving travel but people crossing the Cascades should be prepared to see a rain-snow mix the next couple of days.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the west slopes, north central cascades and passes. The warning is in effect from Thursday morning through Friday evening above 3000 feet.

Heavy snow possible above 3000 feet with total snow accumulations of 8 to 16 inches with over 2 feet possible near mountain summits.

The weather service says a trace to 6 inches of snow will be possible above 2500 feet by Friday evening. Snoqualmie Pass has an elevation of 3,000 feet and Stevens Pass is more than 4,000.

Highway 2 over Stevens pass was bare and wet with a fresh layer of snow lining the roadway Wednesday morning. Drivers should watch for ice in some areas as the temperature hovers right around freezing.

Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass was bare and dry Wednesday morning but that will change as the storm moves in, bringing rain.

If you are driving during the Thanksgiving weekend, click here for links to the latest in road conditions in Washington, Idaho and Montana.


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