Delayed opener predicted for North Cascades Highway

A road sign peeks through the snow below Liberty Bell Mountain on the North Cascades Highway on March 16. State avalanche technicians ventured into the closed section of Highway 20 to assess conditions and found 35 to 45 feet of snow on the highway below the mountain — with avalanche chutes still full.

WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
A road sign peeks through the snow below Liberty Bell Mountain on the North Cascades Highway on March 16. State avalanche technicians ventured into the closed section of Highway 20 to assess conditions and found 35 to 45 feet of snow on the highway below the mountain — with avalanche chutes still full.



MAZAMA – The North Cascades Highway won’t be open for the start of fishing season April 22 or Winthrop 49er Days in early May.

It may not even be open by Memorial Day...

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