North Cascades Highway closed for winter

  • Mon Nov 21st, 2011 2:25pm
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Associated Press

OLYMPIA — The Washington state Transportation Department has decided to close the North Cascades Highway for the winter.

The 37-mile section of Highway 20 was temporarily shut down Nov. 15, and the department made it final on Monday with a prediction of heavy snow in the forecast.

The highway between Diablo and Mazama is the northernmost route across the Cascades. It’s typically closed in the late fall by avalanches and reopened in the spring.