SNOQUALMIE PASS -- The Washington Department of Transportation said Wednesday night that Snoqualmie Pass has been closed in both directions due to spinouts and collisions.
Officials said around 10:36 p.m. Wednesday that they planned to open the westbound lanes around 2:30 a.m.
WSDOT said at 8:07 p.m. that westbound lanes remain closed, but the eastbound lanes have been reopened. Chains are required on all vehicles except those with all wheel drive. There is no timetable for when the westbound lanes will open.
UPDATE: EB is now open w/chains required all vehicles except all wheel drive. WB still closed at MP 106 due to collisions.— I-90 Snoqualmie Pass (@SnoqualmiePass) December 1, 2016
WSDOT said in a tweet that compact snow and ice on the roadway was leading to the wrecks and spinouts. They closed the pass westbound at milepost 106 near Ellensburg and eastbound at milepost 46 near Asahel Curtis.
They said there is no estimated time for reopening the pass.
To check the latest conditions on Snoqualmie Pass visit the WSDOT website.
I-90 closed EB at MP 47 and WB at MP 106 due to several collisions. Compact snow and ice on roadway. No ETA of reopening.— I-90 Snoqualmie Pass (@SnoqualmiePass) December 1, 2016
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