US 12 at White Pass open again to 2-lane traffic

The Associated PressNovember 9, 2013 

NACHES — The state Transportation Department opened two-lane traffic on U.S. Highway 12 at noon Friday across White Pass.

Traffic was restricted to one lane after an Oct. 1 washout damaged the highway on the east side of the pass.

The department recommends a 30 mph speed limit this winter through the washout area where a concrete barrier separates traffic from the slope.

Contractor crews will return in the spring to finish drainage work.

White Pass is south of Mount Rainier on a section of the highway between Randle and Naches, about 80 miles east of Interstate 5.

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