Weather forecast cancels closures of Highway 12 over White Pass

WHITE PASS, Wash. – Weather forecasters predict up to 1 foot of snow to fall on White Pass in the next several days, which has prompted crews to cancel the nighttime closures planned this week on US 12.

The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will not close White Pass from the SR 410/US 12 junction west of Naches to the US 12/SR 123 junction east of Packwood from 7 p.m. to midnight Monday through Wednesday, November 4 to 6.

The nighttime closures were scheduled to restore a drainage structure below the roadway after it washed out on October 1. WSDOT and contractor crews are working to find another drainage alternative that will still allow crews to reopen White Pass to two lanes by Thanksgiving.   

Traffic remains reduced to a single-lane alternating traffic through the 200-foot section just east of White Pass.