The Washington State Dept. of Transportation announced earlier today that the North Cascades Highway, SR 20, will close at 6 PM tonight over the Cascade Summit between milepost 134/Ross Dam on the west side to milepost 171 – the Silver Star gate on the east side.

The annual closure of this segment of the highway was originally scheduled for November 15th, but incoming inclement weather with a rising risk of avalanches pulled the closure to tonight.

For more travel information about the North Cascades Highway, visit the revised real-time WSDOT travel website.

North Sound Meteorologist Ted Buehner worked more than 40 years for the National Weather Service (NWS) from 1977 to 2018. He is now an Everett Post Media team member. Together with Everett Post Weather Minute Podcasts, he provides morning and afternoon commute traffic and weather updates on both KRKO and KXA Radio, and sports reporting on KRKO.