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2015 1112 north cascades closed

The State Route 20 North Cascades Highway was temporarily closed Thursday morning due to an increase in inclement weather over the pass.

At 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, WSDOT maintenance crews closed the SR 20 North Cascades Highway temporarily due to an increase in inclement weather over the pass. How long will it be closed? Tough to say. We’ll reassess the conditions on Monday but last year, we temporarily closed the roadway on Nov. 23 only to close it for the season the very next day.

The highway is closed on the west side at milepost 134, east of Diablo, and on the east side at milepost 171, 14 miles west of Mazama. Snowfall this week followed by anticipated heavy rain this weekend increases the risk of mudslides and avalanches on the highway.

WSDOT closes the highway in the fall/winter due to heavy snow and slide potential. It reopened on April 3 this year. You can stay informed on mountain conditions by checking our Mountain Pass Road Report website.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,609 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

288 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
35,476 Fully Vaccinated
50,348 Initial Doses Given


358,592 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,434 Hospitalizations

5,380 Deaths Statewide
1,830,811 Fully Vaccinated
2,748,811 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 17, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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