‘Unexpectedly bad’ roads causing trouble for truckers in Washington

“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.

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.

“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.