CLE ELUM, Wash. - Both directions of Interstate 90 reopened Thursday afternoon, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).
Authorities closed both directions of I-90 earlier in the day, due to multiple spinouts and collisions. Several crashes involved semi-trucks, which damaged several sections of concrete barrier on the freeway. However, at 12:22 p.m., WSDOT announced their crews had cleared the wreckage, and successfully replaced the barriers.
According to WSDOT, one semi that didn't chain up crashed west of the Snoqualmie Pass summit. Two other semis crashed east of the pass near milepost 67, troopers said.
Troopers said shortly after 7:00 a.m. that eastbound I-90 was also closed due to collisions.
Shortly after 8:00 a.m. WSDOT said the closure stretched from milepost 34 North Bend to milepost 106 Ellensburg.
It was snowing, hard at times, on Snoqualmie Pass with icy conditions on I-90.
US 2 was an alternate route, but it was snowing, with compact snow and ice on the roadway at Stevens Pass. Traction Tires are required.
The closure comes just a day after a pileup involving more than 30 vehicles forced the closure of eastbound Interstate 90 Wednesday near Kittitas.
Three people suffered non life-threatening injuries. Eastbound lanes were closed for about ten hours.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.