UPDATE | 12/14/15, 8:45AM
According to the WSDOT website, crews plan to have eastbound I-90 reopened over Snoqualmie Pass around 10AM.
Yikes – for the second time in ten days, eastbound lanes of I-90 were closed near North Bend. This time it’s a weather-related closure, though. Traffic near North Bend could be impacted.
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said a snow storm and landslide had forced the closure of eastbound I-90 at milepost 34 (North Bend Truck Town) early Monday, December 14, 2015.
WSDOT stated that multiple trees and rocks had come down on the roadway in a debris slide during a severe snow storm that blanketed Snoqualmie Pass overnight. Monday morning, westbound I-90 was open over the Pass, with snow and slush on the roadway. Traction tires were advised as WSDOT reported it was snowing hard.
According to WSDOT, during daylight hours on December 14th, geotech engineers will assess the slope involved in the debris slide that sent large boulders and trees across Snoqualmie Pass.
There was no estimate for the reopening of eastbound I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass. With US 12 also closed, eastbound drivers were advised to use US 2 over Stevens Pass as an alternative – and to also expect delays.
Over the weekend, the National Weather Service warned of the landslide possibility, warning soils were still fairly saturated due to all the recent heavy rain.