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November 27, 28, & 29, 2015



Contacts:          Harmony Weinberg, WSDOT communications, 206-440-4475

                        Travis Phelps, WSDOT communications, 206-440-4698

Two-way traffic now moving on US 2 between Skykomish and Stevens Pass
Full closure of US 2 in Skykomish Tuesday night for culvert replacement

SKYKOMISH – The Washington State Department of Transportation opened US 2 just east of Skykomish to two-way traffic after completing emergency bridge repair work at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23. All legal and permitted weight vehicles are allowed to use the bridge. Drivers on US 2 should also plan for a full closure of the highway five miles west of Skykomish (milepost 44) on Tuesday night, Nov. 24. This closure will allow WSDOT emergency contractors to replace a culvert damaged in last week’s storm.

Full closure of US 2 Tuesday night

The storm also took a toll on an embankment located on US 2 between Skykomish and Index. The embankment collapsed and damaged a culvert. Contractor crews working for WSDOT need to close both directions of US 2 Tuesday night to replace the culvert. The closure will be from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday. “We know there is never a good time to close a highway,” said WSDOT Assistant Regional Administrator Dave McCormick. “But it is important we replace the culvert now to prevent any further damage to the highway.” Over the past few days crews have worked to stabilize the slope where they will place the culvert during the full overnight closure of the highway. This prep work helps keep the full closure to a minimum.

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Leavenworth is located at the base of the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains, very near the geographical center of Washington State. Leavenworth is part of Chelan County and has 1.23 square miles of land area and 0.02 square miles of water area.

Leavenworth is most famous for it's exciting festival line-up which includes Christmas Lighting Festival, Leavenworth Oktoberfest, Mai-Fest, Leavenworth Alefest, Autumn Leaf Festival and many more events. In the winter, the summit of Stevens Pass is just 30 miles from town making playing in the snow so convenient. Leavenworth offers an array of it's own year-around fun such as rafting, skiing, rock climbing, hiking, snowmobiling and so much more.

The town's elevation is about 1,166 feet, with mountains rising 5,000-8,000 feet nearby. Leavenworth offers an abundance of activity and excitement for everyone. Whether you're an outdoor person or a person who enjoys The Arts, you'll find first-class entertainment in Leavenworth. You find first-class lodging and dining in our Bavarian Village.



Dec 23rd thru dec 31st

Whether you come for the day or a week, bring the whole family. Play in the snow, shop, go for a sleigh ride.

You may want to do a wine tasting while watching the snow glistening outside the window. Memories for a lifetime.

BAVARIAN ICE FEST - Jan 16 & 17, 2016


Join Us for Winter Fun

Leavenworth's very own
"Bavarian Winter Carnival"

This festival is traditionally held on Martin Luther King's holiday in mid-January. It is a fun time of food booths and contests in the snow.

This is a Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce sponsored event.


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