Thanksgiving weekend travel charts - US 2 between Stevens Pass and Skykomish

Thanksgiving weekend travel charts showing when US 2 between Stevens Pass and Skykomish 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 Thanksgiving 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 Thanksgiving weekend 2023. 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 Thanksgiving 2023 holiday weekend travel may relate to a typical weekend.

Eastbound

Wednesday, November 22

A travel chart for Nov. 22, 2023 on US 2 Eastbound between Skyhomish and Stevens Pass showing a moderate traffic high between 11am to 5pm.

Thursday, November 23

A travel chart for Nov. 23, 2023 on US 2 Eastbound between Skyhomish and Stevens Pass showing a moderate traffic high between 10am and noon..

Friday, November 24

A travel chart for Nov. 24, 2023 on US 2 Eastbound between Skyhomish and Stevens Pass showing a traffic high between 11am and 1 pm.

Saturday, November 25

A travel chart for Nov. 25, 2023 on US 2 Eastbound between Skyhomish and Stevens Pass showing a traffic high at 11 am.

Sunday, November 26

A travel chart for Nov. 26, 2023 on US 2 Eastbound between Skyhomish and Stevens Pass showing a moderate traffic high between 11 am and 1 pm.

Monday, November 27

A travel chart for Nov. 27, 2023 on US 2 Eastbound between Skyhomish and Stevens Pass showing light traffic throughout the day.

Westbound

Wednesday, November 22

A travel chart for Nov. 22, 2023 on US 2 Westbound between Skyhomish and Stevens Pass showing a moderate traffic high between 1 and 3 pm.

Thursday, November 23

A travel chart for Nov. 23, 2023 on US 2 Westbound between Skyhomish and Stevens Pass showing light traffic throughout the day.

Friday, November 24

A travel chart for Nov. 24, 2023 on US 2 Westbound between Skyhomish and Stevens Pass showing a moderate traffic high from 2 - 4pm.

Saturday, November 25

A travel chart for Nov. 25, 2023 on US 2 Westbound between Skyhomish and Stevens Pass showing a moderate traffic high from 11 am to 6pm.

Sunday, November 26

A travel chart for Nov. 26, 2023 on US 2 westbound between Skyhomish and Stevens Pass showing a traffic high at 11 am.

Monday, November 27

A travel chart for Nov. 26, 2023 on US 2 Westbound between Skyhomish and Stevens Pass showing light traffic throughout the day.

Slow down on ice and snow.

It's easier to skid or lose control traveling at higher speeds. Give yourself more time to stop.

Carry chains, practice installing them.

Winter conditions could mean chains are required on your route. Practice putting them on your vehicle ahead of time.

Pack your winter car kit.

Carry extra supplies like warm clothing, ice scraper and brush, jumper cables and other emergency items.