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Tag: Highway 410

May
25th

Chinook Pass opens in time for holiday weekend

People looking to take a drive this holiday weekend now have another option.

The state Transportation Department earlier today reopened Chinook Pass on state Route 410 on the east side of Mount Rainier National Park.

Road crews completed avalanche control and finished clearing snow today to make their goal of opening the pass for the Memorial Day weekend.

After the North Cascades Highway and Cayuse Pass, Chinook is the last of three Washington mountain passes to reopen after their winter closure, according to The Associated Press.

June
23rd

Chinook Pass outside Mount Rainier finally opened today

Chinook Pass finally opened for the season today. That’s about a month later than it normally takes the Washington State Transportation Department to clear snow from the 5,430-foot-high pass on state Route 410 between. The pass provides access between Enumclaw and Naches and serves as the northeast entrance to Mount Rainier National Park.

Meanwhile, park crews have cleared the road to the Sunrise visitors center. But park staff and volunteers are still digging out the snow from around the buildings and working to restore power and water service.

Superintendent Dave Uberuaga told the Associated Press he can’t say for sure

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