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30 spun out semi trucks closed Snoqualmie Pass after failing to chain up

Snoqualmie Pass in Washington was temporarily closed on Friday morning after 30 semi trucks spun out due to lack of tire chains. 

The spin outs and subsequent closure occurred on the morning of December 1st on eastbound Interstate 90 at North Bend in Washington state. The closure was first reported at 7:45 a.m. and began at milepost 34 –  the same location that tire chains begin to be legally required. 

According to WSDOT, it was “snowing hard” with poor visibility by 9:10 a.m. on Friday. Up to three feet of snow is expected through Sunday morning. 

Weather restrictions through the passes for Friday are as follows:

I-90 through Snoqualmie Pass: Chains are required on all vehicles except all wheel drive for eastbound travel. Traction tires required for westbound travel. Chains required on vehicles over 10,000 gross vehicle weight. 

Highway 2 through Stevens Pass: Traction tires required for westbound and eastbound travel. Chains required on vehicles over 10,000 gross vehicle weight. 

Highway 12 through White Pass: Traction tires required for westbound and eastbound travel. Chains required on vehicles over 10,000 gross vehicle weight.

Highway 97 through Blewett Pass: Traction tires are advised.

Need a refresher on Washington State chain requirements? Read up here.

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