State Route 410 back open after month-long fire closure

State Route 410 back open after month-long fire closure

NACHES – Drivers will soon be able to take State Route 410 over Chinook Pass.

Chinook Pass roads reopened at noon Sept. 21 to thru-traffic, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).

Fire crews are finishing cleanup and tree removal efforts along the highway after the Norse Peak fire caused hazards to drivers along the highway. Crews shut down SR 410 in both directions from Chinook Pass to Hell's Crossing since August 16.

Park trails are also no longer closed with the exception of the Pacific Crest Trail north of Chinook Pass, according to Mt. Rainier National Park press. There are no fire-related evacuations in place for the park.

Transportation officials ask that drivers use extra caution as fire crews continue to monitor conditions along the SR 410 corridor.

For additional information on campsite closures, road closures or trail closures in the area visit the Mount Rainier National Park website or the fire updates page.

WSDOT leaders said this marks the longest-spanning road closure for SR 410 in decades.

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