By Jeff Adamson
Wa State DOT 

US 2 reopened between Stevens Pass & Leavenworth

Press release


December 26, 2012

Bending trees shed their excess snow naturally due to a change in weather

LEAVENWORTH –Dozens of snow-laden trees slumped over the roadway since Saturday shed the excess snow on their branches, straightened, and are no longer threatening to fall onto US highway 2 east of  Stevens Pass.

Warmer than forecast temperatures and a steady breeze overnight caused most of the snow and ice on tree branches to release. By Christmas morning, no more trees had fallen. With continued warmer temperatures, a breeze and much lighter than expected snowfall, by mid-afternoon WSDOT maintenance crews determi...

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