Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Deep snow, avalanches: Late reopening predicted for North Cascades Highway

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Deep snow, avalanches: Late reopening predicted for North Cascades Highway

Old 03-24-17, 01:37 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Seattle Forrest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 23,208
Liked 10,646 Times in 6,054 Posts
Deep snow, avalanches: Late reopening predicted for North Cascades Highway



MAZAMA — The North Cascades Highway may see an historically late reopening this year thanks to a heavy snowpack, cold spring weather and avalanche chutes that are still full.

State Department of Transportation crews assessed the 34-mile stretch of Highway 20 that closes every winter, and discovered areas below Liberty Bell Mountain with 35 to 45 feet of snow on the highway. The three main chutes next to the iconic mountain are still full of snow, making it too dangerous to start the annual chore of clearing the highway between Mazama and Newhalem.

“We’ve only been closed through Memorial Day once in 40 years, but it could happen this year,” DOT’s Twisp maintenance supervisor Don Becker said in a news release.

Deep snow, avalanches: Late reopening predicted for North Cascades Highway


Just an FYI.
Seattle Forrest is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
imakecircles
Pacific Northwest
18
05-06-19 11:45 AM
Seattle Forrest
Pacific Northwest
0
03-24-17 01:36 PM
stardognine
Classic & Vintage
7
02-12-16 07:13 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.