North Cascades highway reopens after major avalanche

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The North Cascades Highway SR20 has reopened after it was closed by a major avalanche on Sunday morning near Newhalem.

WSDOT Crews started work on Monday morning to reopen a single lane, to allow those stuck between the slide and the season closure gate to leave the area. By Monday afternoon they were able to open one lane, allowed those trapped behind the slide to leave and allow local traffic to flow.

By Tuesday afternoon they had reopened both lanes to all traffic.


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