Stevens Pass takes brunt of latest snow in the passes

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Chelan County Public Works photo Contractors working on the Yodelin Creek Project near the summit of Stevens Pass had to deal with a snowstorm today.

Yes, it’s early October, but Snoqualmie and Stevens passes were a snowy trek for drivers this morning.

About 8 inches of snow fell in some places on Stevens and traction tires were required for much of the morning.

And at about 10 a.m. a stuck semi blocked the eastbound lanes.

Eventually, chains were required for all large rigs.

Though the highway had improved considerably by 1 p.m., traction tires were still required.

Unsurprisingly, a Chelan County project near the summit was disrupted by the snowstorm.

A contractor is replacing two damaged culverts and installing a single-span bridge on Stevens Road.