February 11, 2021
As snow and winter driving conditions are impacting most areas of Washington today and will likely to continue through the weekend, I want to share some information and resources that are available from WSDOT.
Know before you go:
Download the WSDOT mobile app. Follow WSDOT’s regional and pass accounts on Twitter, the agency’s Facebook site and online travel alerts. Sign up for email and/or text updates about road conditions – including Snoqualmie Pass delay text alerts. Check all pass conditions from one passes webpage WSDOT – Statewide Mountain Pass Map contains links to all of our individual mountain pass web pages where people can access cameras, conditions, traction requirements and forecasts. Traction and chain requirements are also available on highway-advisory signs and highway-advisory radio and by calling 511. Preset your radio to 530 AM and 1610 AM for WSDOT’s traffic-information stations.
Some helpful winter info:
What to carry in your vehicle graphic: https://www.wsdot.com/winter/doc/winter-driving-what-to-carry.pdf Shopping and packing checklist for your vehicle: https://www.wsdot.com/winter/doc/winter-driving-checklist.pdf Winter driving brochure: https://www.wsdot.com/winter/files/winter-driving-guide.pdf
Some recent WSDOT blogs about winter weather and how drivers can help keep roads open:
- This blog encouraged people looking to enjoy the snow to do so safely and not park or play on the side of highways
- This blog describes the challenges, logistics and teamwork that goes into reopening I-90 Snoqualmie Pass following a winter collision.
- Some of the adjustments our winter maintenance operations has had to make – and sets expectations for the public – due to increased COVID safety measures.