US 97 is closed on the south side of Blewett Pass to the intersection with SR 970. As of 9:30 Friday morning fire officials say the Table Mountain Fire burning in Kittitas and Chelan Counties is 35% contained. Is has burned 38,267 acres.
Planned burnout operations along the US 97 corridor will continue today, from Liberty down to the turnoff to SR 970. Highway 97 is currently closed from mile marker 150-177.
Officials say they hope smoke should start clearing out around noon today, and they hope to be able to reopen the road to pilot car guided traffic this afternoon. Check with the WSDOT for the latest road conditions by calling 511.