Washington’s mountain passes received their first real snow of the season Wednesday, as a pacific system slammed into the Puget Sound and the upper elevations. Forecasters breathlessly predicted a foot to two feet of snow in the passes. Washington Department of Transportation spokesman Jeff Adamson said while that may have been the case in the southern part of the state, Stevens, Snoqualmie, and Blewett passes received much more of a glancing blow, with five to six inches of the white stuff falling overnight.
Adamson added crews are preparing to add de-icer to roadways over the course of the weekend, in anticipation of frigid temperatures in the latter part of the weekend and the upcoming extended Thanksgiving travel weekend. Click the arrow above for the full conversation between Clint Strand and Adamson in the KOHO Morning Show. For in-depth and up to the minute pass information, click here.