I-90 reopened after car spinouts, hours-long closure

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I-90 has reopened near Snoqualmie Pass after several vehicles spun out and blocked both directions.

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) says traction tires are required on the pass, but many drivers were forgoing the rules and losing control on the road. Several trucks and cars spun out and blocked lanes.

WSDOT closed eastbound lanes, then around 5:30 p.m. were forced to close the entire pass.

Around 7:15 p.m., crews were finally able to clear the roads and reopen lanes.

Currently, chains are required on all vehicles except those with all-wheel drive. Oversized vehicles are prohibited.