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.