I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass closed in both directions

November 19, 2021 GMT

NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) — Washington state transportation officials have closed Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass in both directions because of collisions in snowy weather.

Washington Department of Transportation officials said on Twitter at about 6 p.m. Thursday that it was snowing and that I-90 was closed westbound near Easton due to vehicle spinouts and collisions.

Officials then said at about 6:30 p.m. that I-90 east was closed near the summit.

Shortly after that, officials said conditions were changing rapidly and that I-90 east was closed at North Bend and I-90 west was closed at Ellensburg with no estimated reopening time given.

The National Weather Service in Seattle issued a winter weather advisory for the Cascade Mountains in Snohomish and King Counties through 4 a.m. Friday. Three to 8 inches of snow was expected at pass level including Snoqualmie and Stevens passes.