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North Cascades Highway opening day 2024

SR 20 North Cascades Highway opened on April 19, 2024.

Travelers are reminded to be prepared for the continued potential for snow and ice on Rainy and Washington passes. Most USFS and NPS facilities are not yet open for the season.

Historical closing and opening dates for the North Cascades Highway is available on the Mountain pass closure and opening dates page.

More information about how the Washington State Department of Transportation evaluates the seasonal closure of SR 20 North Cascades is available on the WSDOT blog. Road closure updates are posted on the WSDOT Mountain Pass page and the real-time travel map.

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Traffic Impacts and Road Advisories

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) does an amazing job of keeping our roadways safe and well-maintained. They also are an essential partner in keeping us and our travelers informed about any accidents, closures, or other issues that can impact the normal flow of traffic. Be sure to check out your itinerary using the following resources before you head out!

WSDOT Resources

Traffic Alerts

Stevens Pass Road and Mountain Info

US2 Traffic Impacts

I5 Traffic Alerts

Estimated Travel Times

Anacortes Ferry Terminal

Clinton Ferry Terminal

Coupeville Ferry Terminal

Mukilteo Ferry Terminal

Winter Driving Tips

Washington State Department of Transportation

Be Prepared for Smoke Season

No one can see the future, but you can plan the best vacation possible with travel alert resources on this page


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