Bummer, the passes are closed

I may not be going home this weekend. Both Snoqualmie and Stevens passes are closed. I could fly (very expensive on such short notice) or go through Portland (about 8.5 hours of driving instead of 5.0). I may end up spending the weekend in my Seattle area bunker, writing software for The Borg, and feeling sorry for myself.

The current report from Snoqualmie:

Restrictions Eastbound:
Pass Closed

 

Restrictions Westbound:
Pass Closed

 

Conditions & Weather:
Pass is closed due to severe weather conditions and avalanche danger. We are starting 8 to 10 hours of avalanche control, followed by clean up efforts. Motorists should expect extended delays. // Snowing, blowing snow and poor visibility

The current report from Stevens:

Restrictions Eastbound:
Pass Closed

Restrictions Westbound:
Pass Closed

Conditions & Weather:
Compact snow and ice. US 2 is closed from Scenic to Rayrock due to avalanche danger. An estimated reopen time is not determined. // Snowing, strong winds, blowing snow with poor visibility

Update 15:38 PST: From the Snoqualmie website:

Avalanche control work continues and it is now estimated that I-90 Snoqualmie pass will not open earlier than Saturday morning. Opening the roadway will be based on avalanche risk analysis. The roadway will be opened when it is safe to do so. WSDOT will give updates as work progresses and information becomes available. // Snowing, blowing snow and poor visibility

I’ll be blaming Global Warming as I’m moping around creating bugs for the Borg. I’m certain it’s all Algore’s fault.

Update 23:19 PST: From the WSDOT Snoqualmie Pass website:

Interstate 90 Snoqualmie Pass Update: Avalanche control work continues and it is now estimated that I-90 Snoqualmie pass will be reassessed Saturday, opening no earlier than Saturday evening. Opening the roadway will be based on avalanche risk analysis. The roadway will be opened when it is safe to do so. WSDOT will give updates as work progresses and information becomes available. // Snowing, blowing snow and poor visibility

One thought on “Bummer, the passes are closed

  1. “I’m certain it’s all Algore’s fault.”

    Just substitute “Warming” with “Climate Change” and it works for all occasions. Hence; “We must remove more of your freedom in an effort to combat Global Climate Change.”

    The bogeyman de jour must be rotated or people get tired of it. When I was a kid it was cyclamates, food preservatives, DDT, and the fact that we were going to be out of oil by 1985, to name just a few, that were going to kill us all if we didn’t surrender more freedom. Oh, and the fact that the World was then being plunged into an ice age due to deforestation, and the “Population Timebomb” was going to see us packed shoulder to shoulder on every inch of dry land, starving, by 1990 if we didn’t go to Africa and hand out condoms and pills to the black people.

    Yup, they loved scaring the shit out of little elementary school kids. That at least has remained the same.

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