I-90 Over Snoqualmie Pass Reopens After Overnight Snow Removal

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A five-mile stretch of Interstate 90 through Snoqualmie Pass has been reopened.

The freeway was closed at 9 p.m. Monday for snow removal in the east snowshed area. According to the Washington state Transportation Department, the road was reopened at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.

I-90 also was closed to eastbound traffic earlier Monday, and U.S. Highway 2 also was closed through Stevens Pass for a time on Monday because of snow slides. Stevens Pass was reopened Monday afternoon.

The respite could be short-lived, though. The National Weather Service is predicting occasional light rain with the snow level rising to 4,000 to 5,500 feet, followed by a cold front bringing 5 to 11 inches of snow above 2,000 feet Tuesday night.