WSDOT: US 2 scheduled to reopen Saturday as crews continue working on Bolt Creek Fire

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), announced on Friday that US 2 between Index and Skykomish is scheduled to re-open on Saturday.

This section of the highway has been closed since Sept. 10 due to the Bolt Creek Fire. WSDOT crews have been removing trees, rocks and other hazards that carry the potential to harm drivers. After careful evaluation, WSDOT announced that US 2 will reopen at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.

In addition to the announcement, WSDOT officials are urging drivers to pay attention and follow all the posted signs. The speed limit on US 2 between Index-Galena Rd. and Beckler Rd. will be reduced to 30 mph while crews continue work in the area.

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is warning the public to avoid driving around road closures - a reminder they usually put out in the winter.

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"PLEASE don't go around road closures," said WSDOT in a Twitter post on Saturday. "They are in place for everyone's safety and doing so can put you and others, including first responders, in unnecessary risk.