Citing dangerous conditions, the Washington Department of Transportation has closed all mountain passes in the region. Drivers are going to have to wait till it's deemed safe to travel.
As of now, White Pass and Snoqualmie Pass won't be open to traffic until t least Saturday. Stevens and Blewett passes are also included in the closure. They could re-open on Friday.
Poor visibility, falling trees, and avalanche danger were also cited causes of the closures.
highest in 20 years.
Most schools in the area were closed on Thursday and travel was difficult during the morning commute. Some businesses also took a snow day. (Eastern Oregon State offices, PNNL, Hanford, Tumbleweeds and The Bradley in
Friday's forecast in Tri-Cities calls for partly cloudy skies with a high of 45 degrees. Gusty winds are also expected SW at 25-35 mph.
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