Blewett Pass closed most of Friday for firefighting

  • Fri Sep 21st, 2012 9:58pm
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Associated Press

WENATCHEE —The Washington state Transportation Department closed U.S. Highway 97 at Blewett Pass for most of Friday to help crews battling wildfires.

The department said a stretch of the highway was closed from 8 a.m. until shortly after 7 p.m.

Firefighters needed the highway closed for back-burning and other fire containment operations.