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Stevens Pass road clearing still underway after avalanche

An avalanche blocked U.S. Highway 2 over Stevens Pass on March 5, 2014. (Twitter)
An avalanche blocked U.S. Highway 2 over Stevens Pass on March 5, 2014. (Twitter)

DRIVING -- Snow conditions are still dicey out there. 

U.S. 2 over Stevens Pass has been blocked since this morning after an avalanche blocked four lanes of traffic at least four-feet deep with snow.

The Washington Department of Transportation estimated it could reopen the Highway by 1 p.m., but the latest report says crews are still working and gives no estimate on a time for reopening.

Highway 2 across Stevens Pass closed this morning due to a landslide that occurred just west of the pass.

The Washington State Department of Transportation closed the highway between mile post 58, near Scenic, to mile post 64.5 while workers clear the road of snow and debris and perform avalanche control work. They estimate reopening of the highway by 1 p.m. today.

Highway 2 is open between Leavenworth and Stevens Pass. Stevens Pass Ski Resort closed for the day due to the road closure, weather and avalanche conditions.

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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