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I-90 reopens after a closure due to an emergency tree removal

Apr 19, 2024, 1:04 PM | Updated: 2:18 pm

Image: The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) closed part of Interstate 90 on Fr...

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) closed part of Interstate 90 (I-90) on Friday, April 19, 2024 so dangerous trees could be removed. (Photo courtesy of WSDOT/@SnoqualmiePass on X)

(Photo courtesy of WSDOT/@SnoqualmiePass on X)

Interstate 90 (I-90) reopened after needing to close Friday afternoon due to an emergency tree removal, the Washington State of Transportation (WSDOT) said Friday.

The closure began at 1 p.m. and WSDOT wrote on its website at 1:49 p.m. the freeway had reopened. The agency initially warned users the work may last up to two hours.

WSDOT stated in a post on its @SnoqualmiePass account on X, formerly known as Twitter, Friday afternoon the work had been completed.

Traffic moving east stopped at Exit 63, 11 miles east of Snoqualmie Pass. Traffic going west stopped at Exit 70 in Easton.

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The agency added in its earlier announcement that “there are limited services available at the closure points.”

WSDOT released a closure notice about the I-90 closure late Friday morning.

Ahead of the closure on Friday, WSDOT published a photo on X of the trees that were being removed.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

Steve Coogan is the lead editor of MyNorthwest. You can read more of his stories here. Follow Steve on X, formerly known as Twitter, here and email him here.

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