Snow, downed trees close several major highways

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on December 20, 2012 at 7:32 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 4 at 6:51 PM

Long stretches of some highways in Western Washington remained closed Thursday afternoon due to downed trees and heavy snow.

The Washington State Department of Transportation said a 25 mile stretch of US 101 in Mason County was closed between Brinnon Lane and Schoolhouse Hill Road.

State Route 106 in the Hood Canal area is closed for five miles between Purdy Cutoff Road and Dalby Road.

The Mount Baker Highway, State Route 542, is closed indefinitely east of Maple Falls. The Mount Baker Ski Area is closed.

Drivers on Interstate 90 could also expect intermittent closures for avalanche control over Snoqualmie Pass.

KING 5 Meteorologist Rich Marriott said to expect afternoon showers with highs in the low to mid 40s. It will be blustery at times with winds about 10-to-25 mph. Latest forecast

There will be off-and-on snow showers in the mountains. Snow level will be between 1,500 and 2,000 feet, bringing 6-to-10 feet of snow between 5 a.m. Thursday and 5 a.m. Friday.

Check the latest traffic conditions anytime with the Seattle Traffic App and weather with the Seattle Weather App.

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