Stevens Pass to remain closed at least through Monday amid wildfire; SR 20 reopens after mudslide

On Wednesday and part of Thursday, two cross-state highways — US 2 and state Route 20 — were closed over their passes, leaving drivers with fewer options to cross the Cascades.

SR 20 reopened at around noon on Thursday, however, US 2 will remain closed at least through Monday.

US 2 over Stevens Pass has been closed since Saturday after the Bolt Creek Fire erupted north of Skykomish. The fire above the highway has burned out trees and loosened rocks, spilling them onto the road.

Eighteen miles of the highway remain closed from milepost 31.7, about 2 miles east of Gold Bar, to milepost 49, west of Stevens Pass.

On Wednesday night, SR 20, also known as the North Cascades Highway, was hit by a series of massive mudslides near Mazama, closing the highway across the mountains.

The highway was closed between MP 134 near the Ross trailhead and MP 173 near Mazama.