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North Cascades Highway closes for season

North Cascades Highway closes for season

After a weekend blast of wintry weather, with more of the same forecast, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) closed the North Cascades Highway for the season on Monday (Nov. 16). WSDOT temporarily closed the highway at 10 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 12) due to heavy snowfall and a forecast for heavy rain, providing a...

HIGHWAY 20 TEMPORARILY CLOSED, WILL REASSESS NOV. 16

Highway 20 over Washington Pass (the North Cascades Highway) was closed today (Thursday, Nov. 12) at 10 a.m. because of “adverse weather and avalanche hazards,” the Washington State Department of Highways (WSDOT) said. Conditions will be re-evaluted on Monday (Nov. 16), WSDOT said. The highway will be closed from the Silver Star gate (milepost 170)...

OVERNIGHT CLOSURES NEXT WEEK ON NORTH CASCADES HIGHWAY

Late-night travelers, take notice: The North Cascades Highway will be closed between mileposts 126 (Diablo) and 121 (Newhalem) from 10. p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 3) to 6 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 4), and again from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday, while Seattle City Light repairs transmission lines damaged by the Goodell Creek Fire.
North Cascades Highway may open by Sunday

North Cascades Highway may open by Sunday

Coordinated evaluations by officials with Great Basin Incident Management Team 4, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), and National Park Service (NPS) have determined State Route 20, the North Cascades Highway, may open as soon as Sunday (Aug. 30), according to press release Friday afternoon (Aug. 28). Fire officials with the Great Basin Incident Management...
Upper Skagit Complex Fire still blocking Highway 20

Upper Skagit Complex Fire still blocking Highway 20

The fire that is blocking travel on the North Cascades Highway, creating a huge barrier to Methow Valley tourism traffic, remains 0 percent contained this week, the Upper Skagit Complex incident command reported on Tuesday (Aug. 25). Highway 20 remains closed from the town of Newhalem to Rainy Pass (milepost 157) due to hazardous road...
Teen walks out of N. Cascades after surviving plane crash

Teen walks out of N. Cascades after surviving plane crash

Autumn Veatch, the 16-year-old Bellingham girl who survived a plane crash in the North Cascades, was expected to be released Tuesday evening (July 14) from Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster, where she was …
From Back Issues

From Back Issues

20 years ago, April 6, 1995 30 years ago, April 4, 1985 Nail spill: Sonnichsens get point, after point,…. Approximately 17 boxes containing thousands of nails fell off a delivery truck and scattered across the Loup Loup Highway, prompting highway workers to re-route traffic and the Sonnichsen family to scoop up pounds of shiny nails....
North Cascades Highway scheduled to open Friday

North Cascades Highway scheduled to open Friday

In good news for Methow Valley tourism, the North Cascades Highway is expected to open to traffic this weekend. “The plan is that Friday morning (April 3) at 10 a.m., we’re going to kick the gates open,” said Don Becker of the …
North Cascades Highway may open next week

North Cascades Highway may open next week

Highway crews expect to have the North Cascades Highway open by next week, or early the following week, making this year one of the earliest openings in a decade. Barring equipment breakdowns or other unforeseen …
Low snowpack levels point to early opening for North Cascades Highway

Low snowpack levels point to early opening for North Cascades Highway

Transportation crews began clearing the North Cascades Highway from the Methow Valley side on Monday (March 16), opening up about 7 miles and stopping just below the Silver Star gate at the end of the first day. With far less snow and fewer avalanches than normal on the roadway, the highway is expected to be...