Washington Department Of Transportation Press Release:
LEAVENWORTH, Wash. – A major east-west corridor through the Cascades remains closed for a second day due to the potential for snow-laden trees to fall onto the roadway.
US 2-Stevens Pass is closed from milepost 64 at the summit to milepost 99 at the west end of Leavenworth. The closure began at 6:25 p.m. Saturday, due to fallen trees on the roadway and a collision involving a downed tree.
Conditions were evaluated this morning and it was determined that there were too many snow-laden, leaning trees to allow a safe reopening. Work to reduce the potential tree fall and continued monitoring of weather and road conditions are ongoing.
Motorists can access the Stevens Pass Ski Area from the west, but through-traffic is advised to use I-90 Snoqualmie Pass and US 97 Blewett Pass.
At 11 a.m., Snoqualmie was bare and wet with no restrictions, Blewett reported some compact snow and ice with traction tires advised and the west side Stevens was bare and wet with some ice and a traction tire advisory.
Less than 2" of snow fell through the 35 mile closure zone on Saturday. The next front coming through today is forecast to bring as much as 3" to 4" of snow by Sunday evening.
Updates will be provided as details become available.