• Washington passes close intermittently for spin-outs, snow conditions

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    Heavy snow and spin-outs created intermittent traffic issues on Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass Friday.

    Both directions closed around noon on Friday between Denny Creek at milepost 47 and Easton at milepost 70. 

    Snoqualmie Pass reopened in both directions around 1 p.m. Chains are required and traffic officials say it's snowing hard at the pass.

    Traffic officials said Friday evening drivers should plan for extra travel time at Snoqualmie Pass. Some drivers were chaining up in the middle of the highway, officials said. 

    Stevens Pass closed eastbound at 3 p.m. for multiple spin-outs. Westbound, traction tires are advised, according to KIRO 7's Tracy Taylor. It had reopened eastbound to traffic by 4:30 p.m. Traction tires were required. 

    There is currently snow, slush and ice on the road and the forecast calls for heavy snow all day.

    Traffic officials say avalanche control is planned for US 2 Stevens Pass Saturday between 2 and 6 a.m.

    Eastbound traffic will be stopped at milepost 58 at Scenic and Westbound traffic will be stopped at milepost 72, six miles east of the summit of Stevens Pass. 

     


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