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Overnight Closures Canceled on Highway 12 due to Weather

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WHITE PASS, WA - The Washington State Department of Transportation has canceled the overnight construction plans this week due to weather.

The DOT says because weather forecasters are predicting up to one foot of snow on White Pass over the next several days, crews won't close Highway 12 on November 4th, 5th and 6th in the evenings. 

The closure was previously scheduled from the SR 410/US 12 junction west of Naches to the US 12/SR 123 junction east of Packwood, from 7 p.m. to midnight Monday through Wednesday.

The nighttime closures were scheduled to restore a drainage structure below the roadway after it washed out earlier this month. 

The DOT says crews are working to find another drainage alternative that will still allow crews to reopen White Pass to two lanes by Thanksgiving.   

Traffic remains reduced to a single-lane alternating traffic through the 200-foot section just east of White Pass.

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