Holiday weekend travel

View holiday weekend travel charts for the three routes that historically see the most holiday traffic congestion and that do not have other alternative route options

Holiday weekend travel charts are provided for the three routes that historically see the most holiday traffic congestion and that do not have other alternative route options:

  • US 2 between Skykomish and Stevens Pass
  • I-90 North Bend to Cle Elum
  • I-5 Lacey to Tacoma

Christmas and Fourth of July travel charts are provided only on years that the holiday creates a three-day weekend (when the holiday falls on a Monday, Saturday, Sunday or Friday). If the holiday falls on other days of the week there is not enough consistent travel on any given day to generate accurate charts.

Christmas weekend travel times vary by year. See how holiday traffic may affect your plans.

Traction tires are a special type of tire

manufactured with at least 1/8 of an inch tread. Traction tires are usually marked with a mountain/snowflake symbol, the letters M+S or “All Season.”

Carry chains, practice before leaving

Requiring chains keeps traffic moving during storms rather than closing a pass or roadway.

Prep your car. Fill up your gas tank,

pack jumper cables, ice scraper, warm clothing, snacks and water.