Heavy mountain snowfall to slow travelers

STEVENS PASS -- Heavy snowfall for several hours could lead to dangerous driving conditions for thousands of people planning to drive through the Cascade Mountain passes this weekend.

Meteorologists expect 12-18” of snowfall before 6 a.m. Saturday. Strong winds will also impact visibility.  The snow level will be at or below 2,500 feet and Stevens, Snoqualmie and White passes will all be affected. Drivers are advised to use caution.

Early Friday morning, traction tires were already advised for travelers making their way through Stevens pass.

The snow levels will be at or below 2,500 feet and all mountain passes will be impacted.

If you plan on taking trip over any of the passes you should bring chains, a supply of food and water and a fully charged cell phone.