US 2 closed from Waterville

US 2 closed from Waterville
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Washington State DOT reports that US 2 is closed from Waterville to MP 187.

The road conditions are considered very dangerous due to strong wind gusts and snow drifts.

The Douglas County Sheriff has said that all upper plateau roads in the Waterville and Mansfield areas cannot be kept clear.

Here’s why US 2 is closed from Waterville (milepost 150) to SR 17 (milepost 187, west of Coulee City). Very high winds are producing snow drifts up to 3 and 4 feet high. pic.twitter.com/ZhLkiM9YQ9

— Washington State DOT (@wsdot) February 9, 2019

Drivers are advised to avoid this area and stay safe until further updates.

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