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Chinook Pass will open Friday

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on May 21, 2009 at 9:55 am |
May 21, 2009 9:55 am

The Washington State Department of Transportation has announced that Highway 410 over Chinook Pass will open Friay at noon.

Efforts to reopen the road, which began April 20, have been hampered by new snowfall and the increased avalanche danger brought on by the new snow.

Washington State Department of Transportation

An early May storm dropped 21 inches of snow in seven days slowing efforts to clear Highway 410 over Chinook Pass.

Opening of the pass, at 5,430 feet, opens access to the park’s east side from the north and south.

Park visitors will not, however, be able to drive from the east side to the Paradise area. A large slide has damaged the Stevens Canyon Road near Box Canyon. Crews are expected to begin repairs in that area next month, but the work is expected to take until mid August.

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