Snow slows traffic on Snoqualmie Pass

FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010, 10:30 A.M.

Traffic over Snoqualmie Pass on Interstate 90 is moving slowly again after eastbound lanes were stopped for more than an hour at mid-morning because of a snow storm.

The Washington Department of Transportation reported that the traffic stoppage in the eastbound lanes about 10 a.m. was caused by a multiple vehicle slide-out on the summit of the pass.

Traffic in both directions was moving slowly.

Traction tires are being required, and chains are required on larger trucks going westbound.

Traffic cameras show snow across a broad swath of roadways in central Washington, including Elk Heights on I-90, Manastash Ridge on Interstate 84, Stevens Pass on U.S. Highway 2 and Blewett Pass on U.S. Highway 97.

Snow was reportedly falling in Ellensburg, Yakima and Wenatchee at 10 a.m., the National Weather Service said.

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