Blewett Pass closed for heavy snow

Blewett Pass closed for heavy snow
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UPDATE (10:00 a.m) – Blewett Pass has been reopened, but chains are required.

Blewett Pass is has been reopened with chains required.

Be sure to give plenty of room between you and the car ahead of you when you’re driving, and take care around WSDOT plows!

— WSDOT East (@WSDOT_East) November 27, 2019

ORIGINAL STORY – If your Thanksgiving travel plans take you through central Washington, you’ll want to avoid Blewett Pass on US 97.

The Dept. of Transportation closed Blewett Pass early Wednesday for poor visibility and heavy snow.

Blewett Pass remains closed. We are clearing out the semis stuck in the closure area only so DOT can plow and treat the roadway.

— Trooper John Bryant (@wspd6pio) November 27, 2019

These conditions are expected to continue throughout the day. There is no estimated time for when the pass will reopen.