PUD pole replacements to close U.S. 2 overnight near Gold Bar

The highway will close 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday between 178th Street SE and Reiter Road.

U.S. 2 will be closed overnight Wednesday and Thursday for Snohomish County Public Utility District crews to replace poles between 178th Street SE and Reiter Road. (Snohomish County PUD)

U.S. 2 will be closed overnight Wednesday and Thursday for Snohomish County Public Utility District crews to replace poles between 178th Street SE and Reiter Road. (Snohomish County PUD)

GOLD BAR — U.S. 2 travelers will need to find a detour during overnight closures Wednesday and Thursday near Gold Bar.

The Snohomish County Public Utility District is closing a stretch of the highway, including a bridge over the Skykomish River, so crews can replace poles damaged during a storm in December.

The closure will be between 178th Street SE and Reiter Road. Emergency vehicles can get through, but everyone else will be rerouted from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. both days.

Drivers’ best bet for a detour, other than taking a different mountain pass, will be Reiter Road and Avenue A in Index.

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