Snow Delays Rock Blasting on I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass
SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Transportation says due to a storm that dumped more than a foot of snow on Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass, crews are delaying today's construction plans.
The DOT says crews will not conduct the rolling slowdowns planed for Tuesday, or the rock blasting (and subsequent closure) scheduled for Tuesday night.
Pending an improvement in the weather, the DOT plans to conduct rock blasting on Wednesday and Thursday (May 1st and 2nd) from 7 PM to 8 PM each night.
Crews will close I90 from Gold Creek (milepost 54) to the Price Creek interchange (milepost 61).
All the scheduled construction is of course weather permitting.
The DOT also plans to start avalanche control work at 12:30 PM Tuesday afternoon.
The DOT says westbound I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass starting at milepost 52 will be stopped near the summit. Eastbound traffic shouldn't be affected.
The DOT says avalanche control work this time of year can take from 20 minutes to two hours.