Drivers ignoring chain requirements spin out, force closure of I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass

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The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said drivers ignoring chain requirements forced the closure of I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass on Saturday.

At 4:00 p.m., WSDOT Snoqualmie sent out a tweet about the closure. They said that the eastbound lanes of I-90 are closed at milepost 34 near North Bend, and the westbound lanes are closed at milepost 106 near Ellensburg.

Both directions were back open just before 6:00 p.m. Saturday.

Earlier in the day, the pass was seeing almost whiteout conditions - with snowy roadways, and low clouds. At the time, WSDOT was requiring drivers to use chains.

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