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Something new, FWIW. 05/06/09


Hi all,


A quick note to let you know that the forecast calls for up to a foot of snow between now and tomorrow between Rainy and Washington Passes. Our maintenance folks are ready and will plow if/as needed. The temperatures are such that it will likely be slush on the pavement, but there's also an outside chance for some avalanche activity with that much heavy wet snow, so check the web or call 5-1-1 - We'll post something if there's an issue you need to know about. If anything is going to stick - it will most likely be overnight when the temperature drops.


Also, check the flickr photo site - We got some pictures from the Ice Road Truckers film shoot that Dustin is sorting through and some video he's editing, too. Should be available later today or tomorrow, depending on how many times he gets interupted with "real" work! (He's the one with all the technical skills - I just get to write these e-mails.)


Who would have expected a foot of snow on May 6th?


Happy Spring!


Jeff Adamson adamsoj@wsdot.wa.gov 509-667-2815





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Dan, speaking for the skiers and climbers from our annual group, we were wondering why you don't carve out more parking in the obvious popular spots such as Rainy Pass (both sides), Blue Lake and close to the hairpin. Obviuosly you can't do it where there is guardrail but in spots where there isn't it doesn't seem to be that much extra work while the equipment is there. It seems it would improve the safety (keep cars off the white line) which I assume is a priority for the DOT. There's a whole megatroplis of outdoor enthusiasts that you know are coming as soon as the pass opens, right?

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