My primary route to and from Idaho from my hardened underground bunker in the Seattle area is via I-90 which goes over Snoqualmie Pass. The pass has been closed since, I think, Tuesday evening. My alternate route over the Cascades is via Stevens and then Blewett Passes. Currently Stevens is open but Blewett is closed.
And as Phil pointed out yesterday I can’t go south to Portland and then up the Columbia because of flooding on I-5. Plus it adds about four hours to my trip which makes it impractical for a weekend visit to Idaho.
Crews are supposedly working around the clock to clear Snoqualmie pass and repair the flooding damage to I-90 in the vicinity of the pass. I may be able to get over by Friday night but I won’t know until at least mid-morning.
For those of you that have a personal interest because you or a friend need to get over Snoqualmie on a regular basis I’ve created a tiny URL for the text based version (best for cell phone browsers) that is easy to remember http://www.tinyurl.com/snoqpass.
Update: Snoqualmie Pass is now (15:30 Friday) open in both directions. Other than some flooding and missing sections of a few roads near home in Idaho, which shouldn’t really be a problem, things look like a “Go”. Follow my Twitters this evening if you find yourself so bored with your own life that you think mine is more interesting than yours.