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First snow of the year on Snoqualmie, Stevens and White passes

On Wednesday morning, the Washington State Department of Transportation reported snow on the Snoqualmie, Stevens and White passes. Additionally, SR 123 Cayuse Pass at milepost 5.5 just north of Stevens Canyon Road and SR 410 Chinook Pass was closed at milepost 57 (Crystal Mountain Blvd) and westbound at milepost 74.5 (Morse Creek) due to a number of spinouts and conditions Tuesday night.

So, with snow officially here at the passes, it’s a great time to review WSDOT’s winter travel page. Be sure you and your vehicle are prepared, including having good tires, have chains (and know how to put them on) and are ready for any unexpected delays.

After a foot of snow fell and with more in the forecast combined with lower-than-normal temperatures, the gates to SR 410 and SR 123 inside Mount Rainier National Park, including Chinook and Cayuse passes, are now closed for the season.

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