[12/1/16] Know The Mountain Pass Travel Conditions Before You Hit The Road

Posted in Transportation

Stevens Pass officially opened for the 2016-17 ski season Wednesday, and Washington State Department of Transportation says that typically means they, too, will have more work to do – at least on Stevens Pass.

With thousands of specially trained employees, and hundreds of trucks that can be used to remove snow and ice across the state- there is a lot to winter weather response and readiness for the DOT.

Washington State Department of Transportation Spokesman, Jeff Adamson, says when Stevens Pass opens, work for DOT crews picks up…

120116 WSDOT Winter Passes 1 :40 “…remains pretty low.”

Adamson explains that there are several ways to hear the current road conditions and advisories for all of the state mountain passes including by dialing 511 for complete listings, or by tuning into 530 AM and 1610AM.

Adamson says all of those options will allow you to hear what, if any restrictions may be advised for those roadways and gives us a rundown of what, exactly those mean….

120116 WSDOT Winter Passes 2 1:00 “…required all vehicles.”

Chains, Adamson says, is kind of a loose term anymore. He says many other options have grown in popularity and may be used as an alternative to the standard tire chains…

120116 WSDOT Winter Passes 3 :39 “….for your vehicle.”

If you plan to travel over a mountain pass this winter, be sure to check out more details on weather, road conditions and more at the wsdot website…

120116 WSDOT Winter Passes 4 :22 “….to all of the details.”

Again- for more on mountain pass weather and road reports- visit the dot website at www.wsdot.com

Dial 511

Or tune your radio to 530AM or 1610AM