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Chinook Pass Reopens

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CHINOOK PASS – Crews opened Chinook Pass Friday morning and the Washington State Department of Transportation says drivers can make travel plans over State Route 410 this weekend.

Crews spent the past five weeks clearing snow approximately 20 feet deep along the roadway and shoulder. Crews typically clear between 15 to 25 feet of snow from the summit.

The DOT typically closes Chinook Pass every year in late November due to heavy snowfall, high avalanche risk and hazardous driving conditions. 

Drivers should be still be aware of the potential for winter driving conditions and loose rock and debris along the roadway.  DOT crews routinely monitor highway conditions along this stretch all year.