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Eastbound I-90 reopens at pass after 30 spun-out semis forced to chain up for heavy snow

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Eastbound I-90 was temporarily closed at milepost 34 through the pass after over two-dozen semi-trucks had to pull over to chain up their tires for heavy snow Friday morning.

The closure started around 6:30 a.m. Friday. According to Washington State Trooper Rick Johnson, 30 semis had to chain up in total. Just after 8 a.m., the Washington State Department of Transportation further clarified that “multiple collisions” were also blocking the roadway, adding that “there is no estimated time to reopen.”

Just after 9 a.m., both eastbound and westbound I-90 had reopened to traffic. Chains are required for drivers traveling eastbound and traction tires are required for drivers traveling westbound.