From WSDOT, Feb. 12, 2019:
Interstate 90 between North Bend and Ellensburg remains closed Tuesday due to heavy snowfall, avalanches and avalanche danger. In the last 48 hours, over 4 feet of snow has fallen on the highway, making travel conditions impossible.
Maintenance crews with the Washington State Department of Transportation are spending the day plowing snow, performing avalanche control work to remove snow from dozens of avalanche chutes and removing snow and ice from overhead signs, bridges and overpasses within the 70-mile closed section.
“We haven’t seen monumental snow accumulation like this in over 20 years,” said Harry Nelson, WSDOT maintenance superintendent. “We are literally digging our way out of all this snow so that we can get it back open for drivers.” On Monday night, just before 5:30 p.m., WSDOT closed the eastbound lanes of I-90 at milepost 34 near North Bend and the westbound lanes at milepost 106 near Ellensburg. At this time I-90 will remain closed all day and a reopening time is unknown. Updates will be provided as more information from the field becomes available.