Snow make passes challenging for Thanksgiving drivers

KING 5's Alison Morrow reports.

Drivers faced challenging road conditions on Thanksgiving as snow fall grew heavy on Thursday afternoon.

All of the mountain passes saw snow accumulation. By noon, I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass grew slick as drivers took refuge by exiting near the Summit.

Beau Shackelford only had 30 miles left on his trip to visit mom and dad in Cle Elum, but he couldn't make it another hundred feet.

"My car was sliding," he said.

Shackelford turned around and begrudgingly opted for KFC instead of mom's cooking.

Nearby, laughter rang out as "Nana," Carolyn Hendrix, had a snowball fight with her granddaughters.

"It's beautiful!" she said. "It's fluffy."

Hendrix is in from Texas, where she thinks her last snowball fight was 10 years ago.

By dusk, WSDOT had not closed Snoqualmie Pass but did warn drivers that traction tires were necessary for safe travel.

Copyright 2016 KING


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