winter driving

[10/21/19] Snow Hits Mountain Passes

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With colder temperatures, snow came to the mountain passes of Central Washington over the weekend.  As predicted, snow began falling around 3AM Saturday on Snoqualmie, Blewett, and Stevens Passes. While Blewett experienced a fair amount of snow and even a head on collision around 10AM, traffic continued and no restrictions were issued.   Stevens eventually changed […]

[12/7/18] Winter Driving

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The frigid temperatures these past few days is a reminder that winter driving conditions are here. We’ve been lucky to have relatively dry roads but everyone should prepare for winter driving conditions by packing a winter driving kit and freshen up on how to drive in poor conditions. Dangerous winter storms, bad weather and sloppy […]

[11/1/17] DOT Begins Around The Clock Winter Maintenance Coverage On Mountain Passes

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Depending upon conditions, the Washington State Patrol may impose restrictions when driving over mountain passes. They range from Traction Tires Advised, to Traction Tires Required, to Chains Required.