Dave Chesson, WSDOT communications, 360-757-5997
Update: The reopening time has been updated to Thursday, Sept. 12 at noon. You can find the latest information on the North Cascades website.
RAINY PASS – Heavy rain caused mud and rock slides over State Route 20 in several locations, closing a 10-mile section of the North Cascades Highway. Crews do not expect to reopen the highway until sometime next week.
The North Cascades Highway is closed between mileposts 147 (10 miles west of Rainy Pass) and 157 at Rainy Pass. Washington State Department of Transportation will assesses how long it will take to clear the slides when dry weather returns by Monday. Crews must wait until the rain subsides to begin cleanup efforts, since debris is still coming down.