Snoqualmie Pass to Re-open with the Goal to get Freight Moving at 5 p.m. Sunday

After being closed for almost four days due to extreme avalanche danger and record-breaking snowfall and conditions, I-90 Snoqualmie Pass will reopen at 5 p.m. Sunday at 45 mph at the summit with traction tires advised.

Travelers need to understand that the priority is to get freight traffic moving; recreational or general traffic should continue to delay their travel. Blewett Pass on US 97 will also open at 5 p.m. 

Crews have cleared two narrow lanes across most of I-90, and reduced speed limits will be in place once it reopens. Shoulders, exit ramps & chain-up areas are mostly impassable & access to restroom facilities will be limited.

Heavy snow is also affecting multiple local roads in communities around the pass. Because of those factors, all drivers need to be prepared to cross the pass without stopping. There will be no safe areas to stop until you cross the pass.

Photo credit: Washington State DOT Twitter

This won’t be normal pass travel conditions. Be Careful!

More info here at the WSDOT blog

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