SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. -- Eastbound Interstate 90 was closed twice on Tuesday after multiple spinouts over Snoqualmie Pass.
Q13 News traffic expert Adam Gehrke said around 8:00 a.m. a jackknifed semi was blocking all eastbound lanes approaching the Snoqualmie Pass summit.
The pass reopened about an hour-and-a-half later, but closed again briefly around 11:00 a.m. due to additional spinouts.
Washington State Patrol Trooper Brian Moore said roads were extremely slick over the Cascades.
WSDOT said I-90 was closed eastbound near milepost 47 Tinkham Rd due to collisions.
Crashes and dangerous conditions were also reported over US 2 on Stevens Pass.
The National Weather Service said more than a foot of snow fell across I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass on Tuesday and all mountain passes are under a Winter Storm Warning for significant snow. The NWS said as of 2 p.m., Snoqualmie Pass had 14 inches, Stevens Pass had 28 inches and Mount Baker had 26 inches. Paradise on Mount Rainier received 22 inches, it said.
Anticipate intermittent closure of roads while WSDOT maintains snow removal along with avalanche control.
Snow was falling over the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Through 11 a.m., 4 to 7 inches of new snow will accumulate along the stretch of water way and areas west of Sequim. There is potential for higher amounts of snow to be more prolonged in this area into tonight. NWS Seattle issued a Winter Weather Advisory to address the snowfall.
Q13 News Meteorologist Rebecca Stevenson says to please monitor your weather conditions using our free weather app as heavy rain may change to snow briefly tonight for some.
The current forecast keeps the snow level near 200 feet which would prevent snow accumulations near bodies of water Tuesday night, but hills may become extremely slippery early Wednesday morning when temperatures fall to freezing.