I-90 reopens over Snoqualmie Pass; westbound lanes closed at Ellensburg


    Snoqualmie Pass is seen on Tuesday morning, Dec. 18. (KOMO photo)

    SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. - Interstate 90 has reopened in both directions across Snoqualmie Pass after crews cleared multiple collisions and spin-outs, the state Department of Transportation reports.

    Traction tires are still advised after 14 inches of snow fell overnight across the pass.

    Transportation officials say westbound I-90 remains closed at Ellensburg until 7 p.m. Tuesday. Drivers will be detoured to Cle Elum via U.S. 97 and S.R. 970, adding about 30 minutes of extra travel time.

    Snoqualmie Pass has received a total of 68 inches of snow so far this snow season.

    Of that total, 50 1/2 inches have fallen since Dec. 9, and 41 inches remain on the ground.

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