Highway 12 over White Pass to reopen Tuesday after washouts, mudslides damaged road

WHITE PASS, Wash. (AP) — State transportation officials say they plan to reopen U.S. 12 over White Pass in both directions at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The highway was closed about two weeks ago after rain caused washouts and mudslides west and east of White Pass.

The Department of Transportation says a traffic light will direct traffic through a single lane near the repairs areas east and west of the mountain pass. Semi-trucks are not allowed.

White Pass Ski Area is scheduled to open on Wednesday.

Permanent road repairs are planned for the spring.