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 […]
Washington State Department of Transportation
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 […]
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) reminds drivers to remove their studded tires by midnight Monday (March 31). Unless WSDOT grants a weather-related extension, studded tires are only legal in Washington from Nov. 1 to March 31. With forecasts the rest of the month calling for temperatures well above freezing in most parts of […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Ann McCreary
After a six-day closure due to mudslides, the North Cascades Scenic Highway was expected to reopen at noon Thursday (Sept. 12).
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).
The closure of U.S. Highway 2 west of Leavenworth for bridge construction, originally scheduled to begin Aug. 25, has been moved back to the week of Sept. 8, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said. Highway 2 between Leavenworth and state Route 207 at Coles Corner (west of Leavenworth) will be closed for six […]
By Ann McCreary and Laurelle Walsh
Weekend landslides closed the North Cascades Highway and caused a harrowing experience for a Seattle family.