North Cascades Highway

mudslides
12:21 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

After Rockslides and Mudslides, North Cascades Highway Reopens

This is one of eight mudslides that shut down the North Cascades Highway.
WSDOT

The Washington Transportation Department reopened the North Cascades Highway at noon Thursday, after the second closure this summer due to mud and rock slides.

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Weather with Cliff Mass
10:03 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Mass: Typical Seattle Summer Weather to Make Glorious Return

Hang in there—the feel of Seattle's great summers is coming back this weekend.  

The autumn-like weather we’ve been having this week will yield to more typical summer fare, with blue skies in the afternoons and temperatures in the 70s, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.

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mudslides
12:36 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Mudslides Keep North Cascades Highway Closed

This is one of eight mudslides across SR 20, the North Cascades Highway.
WSDOT

Washington's Department of Transportation doesn't know yet what day the North Cascades Highway will reopen. Intense thunderstorms over the weekend unleashed eight mudslides that have closed the northernmost route across the Cascade Range.

WSDOT spokesman Jeff Adamson says optimism is rising now that big bulldozers and other heavy equipment has arrived. He says his agency awarded an emergency contract Monday night to get more muscle on scene.

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The Northwest's Late Spring
12:32 pm
Mon May 23, 2011

North Cascades Highway to reopen this week

Snowplows work to clear the debris from a controlled avalanche covering the North Cascades Highway on May 10.
Washington State Department of Transportation

For nearly six months, western Washingtonians who wanted to drive to Winthrop, Okanagan and other north central Washington locations have had to make an extra-long road trip, sometimes adding hundreds of miles to their journey. And vice-versa.

That will change very soon.

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