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Highway Closures

SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 -- US 2 (near Stevens Pass) is still closed, due to wildfire activity: 

Eastbound & westbound from Index-Galena Rd (MP 36) to Beckler Rd (MP 49) all lanes are closed due to wildfire activity. This closure is expected at least through the weekend. There is no way around this closure on US 2 -- If you are traveling between Seattle and Leavenworth, the closest route is over Blewett Pass (US 97) and Snoqualmie Pass (I-90).

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The most up-to-date information can be found on the Washington State Department of Transportations social media channels: 

https://www.facebook.com/WSDOT

https://twitter.com/wsdot_traffic

https://twitter.com/WSDOT

https://twitter.com/WSDOT_East

Bolt Creek Fire Info: https://www.facebook.com/watch/boltcreekfireinfo/

Chelan County Emergency Management: https://www.facebook.com/CCSOEM



Wildfire Updates

(Updated 9/14/2022)

Highway 2 west of Stevens Pass summit is closed due to the Bolt Creek Fire -- Eastbound closured is at MP 31.7, and westbound it is closed at MP 49, west of Stevens Pass. For the latest information about evacuation levels and other details, click here.

There are restrictions for traveling in the White River and Irving Peak Fire area near Lake Wenatchee, for the latest updates on the fire, click here.

Travel Alerts

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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and 

Jamie Petitto (Follow Jamie on Facebook and Instagram)

Video made possible in part with assistance from Okanogan County Tourism and Chelan County Tourism Hotel-Motel Tax funds

Smoke Season Resources

Chelan County Emergency Management -- https://www.facebook.com/CCSOEM/

Okanogan County Emergency Management -- https://www.facebook.com/Okanogan.County.Emergency.Management/

Okanogan County Incident Report -- https://www.okanogancounty.org/government/emergency_management/current_incidents/current_incidents_.php

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest -- https://www.fs.usda.gov/okawen/

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest -- https://www.fs.usda.gov/mbs

Department of Natural Resources Twitter -- https://twitter.com/waDNR_fire


Washington State Department of Transportation

Campfire Restrictions

Campfire

Campfires Banned in Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and Portions of North Cascades National Park 

 

Sedro Woolley, WA– Effective Friday, July 29, campfires or the ignition of wood, briquettes, or any fuel in fire pits, fire pans, and barbeque grills, are banned in Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and the area of North Cascades National Park located in Chelan County. This includes all National Park Service lands south and east of Cascade Pass, Park Creek Pass and Rainy Pass as well as the entire Stehekin Valley. Stoves or grills that are solely fueled by liquid petroleum fuels for the purpose of cooking are allowed in all locations.
 
In the areas of North Cascades National Park unaffected by this ban, campfires are permitted in established fire pits. Check with surrounding agencies and counties for any additional fire restrictions.
 
Ensure that campfires are out and cold to the touch before leaving the area. Use caution when smoking and do not discard cigarette butts.
 
Discharging, or using any kind of fireworks, tracer ammunition or other incendiary devices in any location on federal lands is always prohibited.
 
If smoke or flames are visible, please dial 911 or report at any ranger station. 

US 2 - Stevens Pass Region -- Now through October, 2022

Between milepost 62 and 71 (summit of Stevens Pass), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., there will be a reduced speed zone, lane shifts, and intermittent flagger controlled traffic. Travelers should plan for longer than normal travel times over the summit of Stevens Pass.