Westbound I-90 reopens at Snoqualmie Pass - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Westbound I-90 reopens at Snoqualmie Pass

The Washington State Department of Transportation now says that Westbound I-90 has reopened to traffic near Ellensburg.

It was closed for a portion of the day at milepost 71 near Easton due to a blocking snow slide that occurred near mile 50. WSDOT crews are responding to the area.

Motorists are reminded that weather and road conditions can change rapidly and should plan accordingly. For current traveler information, please visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic or call 5-1-1.

Also the WSDOT website was experiencing an abnormally high number of visitors due to adverse weather conditions in Western Washington.  They report the WSDOT Web site will go back online when severe weather conditions have subsided and Web traffic returns to normal.

"The demand for traffic information is very high right now," said Web Manager Jeremy Bertrand.  "Today our website began experienced technical difficulties. We have several teams working quickly to fix these issues. In the meantime, portions of our Web page that drivers normally visit may be unavailable."

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