Conditions on I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass improved enough to allow Washington Department of Transportation crews to begin work on clearing the eastbound and westbound lanes after debris and snow closed the highway on Wednesday.
According to a news release, WSDOT hopes to clear the eastbound lanes to open by 4 p.m. today. Crews will use excavators and loaders to break up and push debris including 30 downed trees.
The westbound lane also has extensive debris with another 30 downed trees, which crews hope to clear this evening. WSDOT also did avalanche control west of the summit of Snoqualmie this morning in an effort to remove unstable snow and debris, according to the release.