Snoqualmie, Stevens passes reopen after snow impacts commute
Winter weather took a mighty grip on both Snoqualmie and Stevens Passes Tuesday afternoon.
The Washington State Department of Transportation reported blizzard conditions and downright dangerous driving scenarios on both I-90 and Hwy 2.
Snoqualmie Pass reopened after being closed in both directions from North Bend to Ellensburg for the majority of the day.
Heavy snow, icy conditions, and spinouts forced the closure.
I-90 remains closed in both directions from North Bend (MP 34) to Ellensburg (MP 106). This will be an extended closure lasting several hours. The challenges crews are facing include clearing multiple blocking collisions in blizzard like conditions with limited tow trucks. pic.twitter.com/cUI7sOzuSe
— Snoqualmie Pass (@SnoqualmiePass) December 20, 2022
Stevens Pass has fully re-opened as of 6 p.m..
We are back open on US 97 Blewett Pass and US 2 Stevens Pass. That being said it is still very much winter conditions throughout the state. We know you've been waiting, 👏Thank you.👏 But we still need you to be alert, patient, and prepared if you're traveling this evening.
— WSDOT East (@WSDOT_East) December 21, 2022
Keep checking on conditions if you must travel.