“Unexpectedly bad” snowfall is causing issues for drivers in Stevens Pass, Washington.
According to Q13 news, four inches of snow fell in the area on Wednesday and more snow is expected Friday.
Yikes! Now a winter storm watch for Friday. Please be prepared for potentially challenging travel. https://t.co/oSKo0fe1bj— Washington State DOT (@wsdot) October 21, 2020
Truck driver Earl Hurley was traveling on Highway 2 on Wednesday. He told Q13 News the roads were, “Unexpectedly bad.”
“The light slushy type snow is the worst,” Hurley told Q13. “It’s just really slick. So, lots of spinouts coming up. Lots of people putting on tire chains in the middle of the road.”
Drivers who are planning to pass through the mountain passes are advised to use caution.
Ahead of Friday’s forecasted snow, the Washington State Department of Transportation issued a traction tire advisory and reminded truckers to chain up.
With significant snow expected Friday east of the mountains & on many passes including @SnoqualmiePass, be sure you have tire chains & know how to put them on. Learning how in the middle of a snowstorm isn’t optimal. Practice in your driveway first. #wawx pic.twitter.com/Gn2bHxzk2f— Washington State DOT (@wsdot) October 21, 2020
“More info on #wawx expectations for the NE part of our state Friday. Also expecting snow in the mountain passes so be sure you have chains available and know how to put them on,” WDOT tweeted.
More info on #wawx expectations for the NE part of our state Friday. Also expecting snow in the mountain passes so be sure you have chains available and know how to put them on. https://t.co/jwbAPYdgWR— Washington State DOT (@wsdot) October 22, 2020
Snow at Stevens Pass ❄️ People visiting the are say they’re excited to see more snow than anticipated. @wsdot_passes reports slush & ice on the roads. Drivers says conditions on HWY 2 are very slick. Officials have an advisory for traction tires in place. pic.twitter.com/hpB174zXQd— Franque Thompson (@FranqueThompson) October 21, 2020
Not only is the convergence zone bringing some thunder to portions of the lowlands…but also some snow to Stevens Pass. Planning on traveling through the area? Make sure to check @wsdotpasses for latest pass conditions. #wawx pic.twitter.com/9c95NQpCpo— NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) October 21, 2020