Both directions of Interstate 90 were open Friday afternoon after the roadway was closed for several hours, but WSDOT said there was a new problem. Drivers were chaining up in the middle of the highway, causing backups.
WSDOT tweeted at 4:19 p.m. that two hours of added travel time was happening eastbound and one additional hour was happening westbound because of this. WSDOT also tweeted a link to designated chain-up areas.
As of 4:33 p.m. Friday, chains were required westbound, and traction tires were advised eastbound. There was compact snow slush and ice on the roadway, according to WSDOT.
After an earlier closure, US 2 over Stevens Pass was back open eastbound Friday afternoon. Traction tires were required eastbound and traction tires were advised westbound.