The North Cascades Highway is set to open up
(NORTH CASCADES)- The 2022 spring clearing is complete and the crew will open the gates on SR 20 North Cascades Highway Tuesday morning at 10 a.m., according to a news release from the Washington State Department of Transportation.
For those with plans to travel the North Cascades Highway in the near future, please keep in mind that many of the Forest Service and Parks Service facilities remain closed.
Crews clear the road and shoulder and any pullout areas needed for our maintenance work, but otherwise, it is still wintery up in the mountains and there are few rest stops or services. Please plan accordingly.
The Northwest Avalanche Center wraps up avalanche forecasts every spring, but spring and early summer avalanches potential remains. Those venturing into the back country should be trained and prepared.