Stevens Pass reopens after 'extensive avalanche control,' longer-than-normal closure

US Highway 2 over Stevens Pass reopened Monday after an extensive closure due to "extensive avalanche control," according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. 

WSDOT said the closure lasted much longer than normal because of the amount of snow.

The highway was closed in both directions from milepost 58 (Scenic) to milepost 80 (about 19 miles west of Leavenworth), according to WSDOT.

WSDOT said the pass was back open around noon Monday.

The Stevens Pass ski resort was closed for the day. Those who purchased lift tickets will be refunded.

Check for changing pass conditions here.