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Posts tagged "North Cascades Highway"
Prescribed burn planned west of Winthrop

Prescribed burn planned west of Winthrop

The U.S. Forest Service plans to do a prescribed burn on 20 acres near Edelweiss on Thursday (April 17), conditions permitting. The burn will be on the Lucky 2 Timber Sale unit, about 10 miles west of Winthrop and about one-fourth of a mile from Edelweiss. The Forest Service said that other burn units in...
WSDOT makes progress on clearing Highway 20

WSDOT makes progress on clearing Highway 20

Avalanche supervisor Mike Stanford said the snow is soft and the clearing is going quickly, according to the press release. At the Washington Pass summit, the snowpack had melted from 10 feet down to a little over 7 feet, WSDOT said. Clearing on Monday progressed to milepost 168 near Lone Fir Campground, WSDOT said.

North Cascades Highway clearing has started west of Winthrop

  As scheduled, crews from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) began clearing deep snow off of Highway 20 on Monday (March 31) in hopes of opening the North Cascades Highway in four to six weeks. Crews from the Methow Valley side began clearing work at the Early Winters Information Center (milepost 178), where the winter closure...
WSDOT: move cars at Early Winters

WSDOT: move cars at Early Winters

The Washington State Department of Transportation wants outdoor recreationists to know: once WSDOT begins clearing snow from the North Cascades Highway on Monday (March 31), any vehicles parked in the Early Winters right-of-way (where the highway is closed) will be removed so they don’t interfere with the road-clearing work. “This morning there are about a...

WSDOT moves Highway 20 closure gate closer in

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said Tuesday (Feb. 11) that it has moved the eastern closure point on Highway 20 seven miles farther east, down to the Early Winters information center. “This happens most winters when the snow gets to be more than a single snow plow can handle and still be able...
Dirty work

Dirty work

By Ann McCreary
After working continuously for more than a week to clear 3,000 dump truck loads of debris from the roadway, crews were able to reopen the North Cascades Highway on Monday morning (Aug. 19).
Mudslides close Highway 20, crews work to clear 6-mile stretch

Mudslides close Highway 20, crews work to clear 6-mile stretch

By Ann McCreary and Laurelle Walsh
Weekend landslides closed the North Cascades Highway and caused a harrowing experience for a Seattle family.