Christmas weekend travel charts - I-90 North Bend to Cle Elum

Christmas weekend travel charts showing when I-90 North Bend to Cle Elum is expected to be the most congested to help plan your travel.

Reading the charts

The colors

WSDOT traffic analysts looked at how many cars were on the road past Christmas weekends. Based on this historical data, the graphs shows how many cars (vertical axis) we project to be on the road each hour (horizontal axis) for Christmas weekend 2022. As the graphs turn from green to yellow, drivers can expect some congestion. During the red hours, traffic analysts predict travel will reach roadway capacity. Once a roadway reaches capacity, any small incident can cause significant backups.

The black line

The black line running from left to right shows typical traffic. This gives drivers more information on how the Christmas 2022 holiday weekend travel may relate to a typical weekend.

Eastbound

December 22

2022 Christmas travel chart

December 23

2022 Christmas travel chart

December 24

2022 Christmas travel chart

December 25

2022 Christmas travel chart

December 26

2022 Christmas travel chart

December 27

2022 Christmas travel chart

Westbound

December 22

2022 Christmas travel chart

December 23

2022 Christmas travel chart

December 24

2022 Christmas travel chart

December 25

2022 Christmas travel chart

December 26

2022 Christmas travel chart

December 27

2022 Christmas travel chart

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.