Washington Transportation Department crews have reopened the North Cascades Highway. Officials say lighter winter snowfall helped crews open the road nearly a month earlier than they were able to last year.
The highway reopened Tuesday afternoon.
It typically takes four to six weeks to clear the highway in the spring, but this year highway workers accomplished it in three weeks clearing snow as deep as 35 feet.
A 37-mile stretch of the highway was closed for winter Nov. 20.
Shelter benefit: A fundraiser to support the Family Shelter is planned from 5 p.m. to closing tonight at Shawn O’Donnell’s Restaurant 122 128th St., SE Everett.
Twenty percent of all sales will support the emergency shelter program of Interfaith Association of Northwest Washington.
The evening includes 50/50 raffle, silent auction and a visit with a shelter resident.
All proceeds will go to The Strong Families Fund that supports the needs of families as they move out of the shelter into housing.
For more information, contact Interfaith Association 425-252-6672.
Learn about crows, ravens: University of Washington Professor John M. Marzluff and his wife, Colleen Marzluff, plan to speak about crows and ravens at 1 p.m. April 27 at Wild Birds Unlimited of Monroe, 19915 U.S. 2.
For more information or reservations, call 360-863-9173.