Crews hope to open N. Cascades Highway Thursday
DIABLO, Wash. — The Washington Transportation Department says it hopes to reopen the North Cascades Highway at noon on Thursday.
Late last week, rain-caused mudslides in several locations closed a stretch of the highway, also known as State Highway 20.
Transportation officials say crews are making good progress in clearing a half dozen slides.
The highway is the northernmost route across Washington’s Cascade Mountains.
Avalanches typically close the highway for winter between late November and mid-December. It usually reopens by early May.
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