Washington’s mountain passes reopen, but WSDOT warns of more overnight snow and possible closures

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SNOQUALMIE PASS — All three of Washington’s mountain passes have reopened, but more closures could be on the way.

White, Stevens and Snoqualmie Passes all closed Sunday night due to high avalanche danger and severe weather conditions. They all reopened by 2 p.m. Monday, but the Washington State Department of Transportation said another round of snow is expected Monday night.

Forecasters are calling for 18-24 inches of new snow in 24 hours along Snoqualmie Pass and WSDOT warned that avalanche control work is again possible.

Up to two feet is also expected across Stevens Pass. For now, chains are required for all vehicles except four-wheel and all-wheel drive.

WSDOT asks that anyone needing to travel across the state slow down, be patient and drive for conditions.