Many drivers traveling through Snoqualmie Pass on Interstate 90 were halted because of the accumulation of snow and road conditions.
Cars were lined up on the side of the road chaining up, which is required for all except all-wheel-drive vehicles.
Crews have been plowing roads throughout the day to help commuters.
KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter spoke with a few travelers who stopped on I-90.
“I would have headed back already, but my kids are like, ‘Adventure time, let’s do it,’” said StewartLight.
David Durkee was headed to back to his grandmother’s house in Pasco with his family and gifts.
“Over the river and through the woods, and thorough the snow, and through the pass,” said Durkee.
According to Washington State Department of Transportation officials, crews are considering avalanche control after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, which will close the road in both directions for about an hour. Officials do not expect major backups because of the light holiday traffic.