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N. Cascades Highway closing for construction

OUTDOOR TRAVEL -- A 10-mile stretch of North Cascades Highway in northcentral Washington will be closed for 34 hours starting Tuesday morning, with no detour route.

From 6 a.m. Tuesday through 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21-22, Highway 20 will be closed between Granite Creek and Rainy Pass (mileposts 147 to 157). During the closure, crews will replace culverts that were damaged in mudslides.

"That’s closed as in ’you can’t get there from here,’ because there is no detour," the Department of Transportation said in a lighthearted news release.

H i g h w a y 2 0 w i l l reopen after the culverts are replaced, the agency said.

And, assuming it doesn’t snow a lot between now and then, the road will remain open until heavy snows force the annual winter closure.

  • Glacier National Park's Going to the Sun Road over Logan Pass in Montana closes for the season today.

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