Crews working to remove burned roadside trees in order to reopen US 2 at Stevens Pass by Monday

After the Bolt Creek Fire closed down a 13-mile stretch of US Route 2 more than a week ago, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has announced that they are hoping to have the road reopened by Monday, once they clear burned trees that are a threat to public safety.

US 2 over Stevens Pass has been closed since Saturday after the Bolt Creek Fire erupted north of Skykomish. It has burned more than 10,000 acres and the percentage of completion of operational objects is 95%.

The fire above the highway has burned out trees and loosened rocks, spilling them onto the road.

18 miles of the highway remain

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