November 19, 2012 in Region

North Cascades Highway closed by heavy snow

Associated Press
 

WINTHROP, Wash. — The Washington Transportation Department closed the North Cascades Highway at noon today because of heavy snow and avalanche danger.

The department says there were three slides and more than 4 inches of snow within 90 minutes.

The department says the closure is temporary, but the section of Highway 20 over the north Cascades typically closes for the winter this time of year.

© Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


There are five comments on this story. Click here to view comments >>

Get stories like this in a free daily email