Friday, April 10, 2009

Clearing Highway 20

The snow-clearing WSDOT crews on the North Cascades Highway are now only eight miles apart, but the eastern crew has some avalanches two miles behind them. Does that mean they're technically ten miles apart?

The western crew is almost to Rainy Pass, the Skagit/Chelan county line. The eastern crew is still a few miles shy of Washington Pass, the Okanogan/Chelan county line. Chelan County is still completely buried in snow. . .

At this pace, they just might be done before the April 25th weekend, so long as there's no more avalanches or snowstorms. Last week, for instance, they had to stop because it snowed further south and they needed to use the equipment to clear Stevens Pass. Priorities, priorities.

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