I-90 closed indefinitely at Snoqualmie Pass

Snoqualmie Pass closed due to weather, crashes (PHOTO: Washington State Patrol)

SNOQUALMIE PASS -- Dangerous weather conditions are forcing the WSDOT to keep I-90 closed across Snoqualmie Pass on Tuesday. One state trooper said conditions on the pass are the worse he's seen in eight years.

Semitrucks crashes and car spinouts shut down the pass on Monday, killing one person, and weather conditions since then have kept it closed.

More than 53 inches of snow fell in just 48 hours at the pass. Heavy snow, poor visibility and avalanche danger make it too dangerous to reopen the freeway.

Trooper John Bryant said the deadly crash Monday happened at milepost 55, 2 miles east of the summit, and it involved a semitruck into a barrier in the westbound lanes. Bryant says troopers performed CPR and transported the victim to a nearby hospital, but later died.

That is the only serious injury collision, however Bryant says there are multiple semi and vehicle slide-offs and crashes in the shut-down area.




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