GRANT COUNTY, Wash. – Part of Highway 2 closed Wednesday afternoon due to drifting snow.

Washington State Department of Transportation officials said eastbound Highway 2 13 miles east of Waterville is closed as well as westbound Highway 2 one mile west Coulee City.

Grant County Sheriff's officials said overnight into Wednesday morning, deputies responded to more than 40 motorists stuck in drifting snow on county roads. The drivers were rescued but authorities have to wait for their cars to be towed out before plows could begin removing snow.

There is no estimated time of reopening. WSDOT leaders said they will re-evaluate conditions Thursday morning.