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Dept. of Transportation Unsure When Second Lane of US-12 will Open

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NACHES, WA - Crews with the Washington State Department of Transportation say they are making progress on US 12 east of White Pass, but they don't know when two lanes of highway will reopen.

Right now just one lane of US 12, 3 miles east of White Pass remains open. Crews say they're working to stabilize the existing retaining wall where part of the hillside washed out on October 1st. 

The Department of Transportation says its goal is to reopen both lanes of traffic by winter, but the DOT hasn't said exactly when that may be.

Crews say drivers should currently expect 10 to 15 minute delays while a temporary traffic signal guides drivers through the single-lane detour.

Overweight, over width and over height loads are still not allowed through the detour. The DOT says those vehicles need to continue to use Interstate 90 or Interstate 5 as alternate routes.