road conditions on SR 153 and/or Hwy 20?

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road conditions on SR 153 and/or Hwy 20?

Post by jkelley610 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:22 am

Does anyone have any recent info on road conditions on SR 153 towards Carlton and Methow? We're headed over from the west side, and we're trying to decide which way to go. Last time we left the valley, we took the long way because we thought the roads would be better, but SR 153 was a sheet of ice until we reached the Columbia River...

Also, WSDOT says Hwy 20 is packed snow and ice, but if anyone has any other current or more detailed info about Hwy 20 that would be great. E.g., is it still basically snow-covered from Newhalem to Cutthroat?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: road conditions on SR 153 and/or Hwy 20?

Post by Mobarika » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:56 am

I live in Carlton and the roads right now are clear on 153. Don't know about 20. Snow is melting off of our roof right now so it seems warmer today.

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Post by CaseyM23 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:33 am

Road is clear Hwy 20 from Winthrop to hwy 153 carlton. We went over the pass (hwy20)last weekend and it was icy but doable, I'm not sure what its like currently. At the time there was no snow on the west side till it got towards the top of the pass. Hopefully that helps

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Post by oldtimer » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:38 am

Marblemount and Newhalem weather is available online. We used to call the Newhalem Store for road conditions near there
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Post by buttercup » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:12 am

Drove from Winthrop to Brewster this morning at 7:00 a.m. Roads are fine, with very few small patches that were a bit slick because they never see the sun. Otherwise, no problems at all.
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Post by jkelley610 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:22 pm

Thanks everyone! If anyone comes over Hwy 20 tonight I'd love to hear how it goes.

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Post by col.panik » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:21 pm

Came over Hwy 20 this evening around 6:30. Most of the trip from Newhalem the roads were clear. At the top of Washington Pass there was a little layer of packed snow on the road but traction was fine. The east side of the pass it was very foggy, maybe 30 ft visibility so we had to go slow. Otherwise it was no problem.
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Re: road conditions on SR 153 and/or Hwy 20?

Post by jkelley610 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:34 am

Thanks Bruce. For those who are wondering, we had similar conditions early Saturday morning - a little more snow on the road, but nothing too treacherous and we made it just fine.

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