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Gates open for North Cascades Highway traffic on Friday at 10 a.m.

Gates open for North Cascades Highway traffic on Friday at 10 a.m.

Good news for people traveling from western Washington to Winthrop for the ’49er Days celebration — the North Cascades Highway is expected to open at 10 a.m. on Friday (May 11). “We worked hard to get it open for ’49ers,” said Don Becker, maintenance supervisor for …
Highway 20 snow-clearance work will start in valley on April 9

Highway 20 snow-clearance work will start in valley on April 9

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) crews began clearing the North Cascades Scenic Highway of snow from the west side this week, and will start working from the east side — in the Methow Valley — on April 9. The dates were selected after WSDOT staff assessed conditions on the snowed-in road last week, the...
North Cascades Highway re-opened (again) this week

North Cascades Highway re-opened (again) this week

For the second time this fall, the North Cascades Highway has reopened after a temporary closure. “I’m getting tired of opening and closing and opening and closing,” joked Don Becker, maintenance supervisor for Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) in Twisp. Becker and his ...
Forecasted winter weather brings temporary closure of SR 20 North Cascades Highway

Forecasted winter weather brings temporary closure of SR 20 North Cascades Highway

From WSDOT: DIABLO – For the second time during this snowy fall, State Route 20/North Cascades Highway will temporarily close for the safety of crews and travelers due to forecasted overnight and weekend snow, along with an increased risk of avalanches. Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will close the gates at milepost 134...
North Cascades Highway reopens this week

North Cascades Highway reopens this week

The North Cascades Highway had one of its earliest temporary closures on Sunday (Oct. 22) after an early season snowstorm sent several slides across the highway. Crews were clearing the slides Tuesday (Oct. 24) and expected the road to reopen Wednesday morning (Oct. 25). The largest of six slides was below Liberty Bell Mountain, where...
Carlton Complex Fire recovery continues three years later

Carlton Complex Fire recovery continues three years later

Efforts focused on rebuilding, better communications, preparedness By Marcy Stamper and Ann McCreary Methow Valley residents may have felt an uneasy sense of déjà vu this week as temperatures heated up and smoke drifted into the valley from British Columbia wildfires. Three years ago on July 14, a lightning storm sparked four separate fires — three in...
Loup Loup Pass re-opened

Loup Loup Pass re-opened

After being closed for three months to repair damage from mudslides and erosion, Highway 20 over Loup Loup Pass partially opened on Monday (July 10), with one lane of traffic through the two most-damaged locations for a few hours in the morning and evening. The partial opening allowed commuters between …
Highway 20 work nearly done in Winthrop

Highway 20 work nearly done in Winthrop

Winthrop is getting a break this week from repaving and related work on Highway 20 (Riverside Avenue) through the town. Work is expected to resume on Monday (July 10) and, if all goes as planned, conclude by the end of next week, according to Deputy Clerk Cindy Hicks. Hicks said that striping, painting the intersection...
Earlier opening for Hwy 20 will be welcome news for commuters

Earlier opening for Hwy 20 will be welcome news for commuters

One lane of traffic over Loup expected by July 9 By Ann McCreary Highway 20 over Loup Loup Pass is predicted to open to one lane of traffic by July 9, earlier than previously anticipated and good news to people who normally use that route for their work commute to and from the Methow and...
Hwy 20 repairs involve moving — and replacing — tons of dirt

Hwy 20 repairs involve moving — and replacing — tons of dirt

Looking down into a chasm that was previously part of Highway 20 near milepost 212, it becomes clear that photos don’t do justice to the extent of the damage that resulted from flooding during heavy rains two months ago. The roadbed on either side of the deep hole …