Stevens Pass reopens after overnight closure

STEVENS PASS, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Transportation reopened U.S. 2 at Stevens Pass early Tuesday morning after an overnight closure caused by winter conditions including falling trees.

The agency shut down the highway between the summit at Stevens Pass and Coles Corner Monday afternoon after about a dozen trees toppled in heavy snow.

Officials said Monday evening it would remain closed overnight. Crews reopened the roadway around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.