Drivers must dodge roadwork, prepare for winter driving conditions this weekend
There’s a weekend of roadwork ahead in the Puget Sound region, with frigid weather and snow looming on the horizon.
Overnight Saturday to Sunday at 8 a.m., three lanes of Northbound I-5 will be closed from north of the I-90 interchange and south of Union St.
Changes are coming to the Berkeley Overpass in Lakewood on Monday. Chris Sullivan explains here.
Snow is in the weekend forecast and mountain pass conditions can and will change at a moment’s notice.
Watch: Mountain pass webcams
“There will be snow all day tomorrow through the passes and Snoqualmie Pass could get a half foot of snow by Friday night with Stevens Pass more than that,” said Chief Meteorologist Morgan Palmer at KIRO 7 TV. “The snow continues all day Saturday, too, with the passes getting from nearly a foot to two feet by Saturday night.”
Make sure you have your emergency preparedness kit in your vehicle, including chains if you don’t have all-wheel drive.