WSDOT plans to reopen Snoqualmie Pass Thursday evening

3 car minor inj collision blking US 2 E. of Stevens Pass. #SlowDown 51 collisions since 10am in NCWA & storm expected to last thru tomorrow pic.twitter.com/MYMt47GHkIThe state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) may yet reopen at least one of the state's...

WSDOT plans to reopen Snoqualmie Pass Thursday evening

3 car minor inj collision blking US 2 E. of Stevens Pass. #SlowDown 51 collisions since 10am in NCWA & storm expected to last thru tomorrow pic.twitter.com/MYMt47GHkI

The state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) may yet reopen at least one of the state's cross-mountain passes Thursday.

WSDOT sent out an update Thursday afternoon that it tentatively planned to reopen Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass later in the evening, with an update scheduled for 6 p.m.

All three cross-mountain passes -- Stevens, Snoqualmie and White -- remained closed Thursday after heavy snowfall caused slides and high avalanche danger that hadn't improved overnight.

The last time all three passes were closed was 2008, and 1996 before that, according to WSDOT tweets.

A major snow slide first closed White Pass Wednesday, but then worsening conditions drove the state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to close Snoqualmie and Stevens.

At least 51 crashes were reported Wednesday across the three passes prior to closure.

US 12 over White Pass and US 2 over Stevens Pass were scheduled to remain closed Thursday night, according to WSDOT.

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A Jeep heads north on First Avenue West in Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood on Monday morning.

A Jeep heads north on First Avenue West in Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood on Monday morning.

A couple walks with dogs down 36th Avenue SW in West Seattle Monday morning. Several inches of snow fell across the Puget Sound region Sunday night and Monday morning, making for slow roads and plenty of work for residents clearing cars and shoveling sidewalks.

A couple walks with dogs down 36th Avenue SW in West Seattle Monday morning. Several inches of snow fell across the Puget Sound region Sunday night and Monday morning, making for slow roads and plenty of work

Two people with dogs cross 35th Avenue SW in West Seattle Monday morning. Several inches of snow fell across the Puget Sound region Sunday night and Monday morning, making for slow roads and plenty of work for residents clearing cars and shoveling sidewalks.

Two people with dogs cross 35th Avenue SW in West Seattle Monday morning. Several inches of snow fell across the Puget Sound region Sunday night and Monday morning, making for slow roads and plenty of work for

The House family shovels snow in front of their house in West Seattle Monday morning. Several inches of snow fell across the Puget Sound region Sunday night and Monday morning, making for slow roads and plenty of work for residents clearing cars and shoveling sidewalks.

The House family shovels snow in front of their house in West Seattle Monday morning. Several inches of snow fell across the Puget Sound region Sunday night and Monday morning, making for slow roads and plenty

The House family shovels snow in front of their house in West Seattle Monday morning. Several inches of snow fell across the Puget Sound region Sunday night and Monday morning, making for slow roads and plenty of work for residents clearing cars and shoveling sidewalks.

The House family shovels snow in front of their house in West Seattle Monday morning. Several inches of snow fell across the Puget Sound region Sunday night and Monday morning, making for slow roads and plenty

A car drives slowly down 36th Avenue SW in West Seattle Monday morning. Several inches of snow fell across the Puget Sound region Sunday night and Monday morning, making for slow roads and plenty of work for residents clearing cars and shoveling sidewalks.

A car drives slowly down 36th Avenue SW in West Seattle Monday morning. Several inches of snow fell across the Puget Sound region Sunday night and Monday morning, making for slow roads and plenty of work for

Several inches of snow fell across the Puget Sound region Sunday night and Monday morning, making for slow roads and plenty of work for residents clearing cars and shoveling sidewalks.

Several inches of snow fell across the Puget Sound region Sunday night and Monday morning, making for slow roads and plenty of work for residents clearing cars and shoveling sidewalks.

A man walks south through the snow along 35th Avenue SW in West Seattle Monday morning. Several inches of snow fell across the Puget Sound region Sunday night and Monday morning, making for slow roads and plenty of work for residents clearing cars and shoveling sidewalks. Daniel DeMay/Seattlepi.com

A man walks south through the snow along 35th Avenue SW in West Seattle Monday morning. Several inches of snow fell across the Puget Sound region Sunday night and Monday morning, making for slow roads and

The number 21 Metro bus heads north along 35th Avenue SW Monday morning, chained up for traction in the snowy weather. Several inches of snow fell across the Puget Sound region Sunday night and Monday morning, making for slow roads and plenty of work for residents clearing cars and shoveling sidewalks. Daniel DeMay/Seattlepi.com

The number 21 Metro bus heads north along 35th Avenue SW Monday morning, chained up for traction in the snowy weather. Several inches of snow fell across the Puget Sound region Sunday night and Monday morning,

A man waits to cross Southwest Roxbury Street in West Seattle Monday morning. Several inches of snow fell across the Puget Sound region Sunday night and Monday morning, making for slow roads and plenty of work for residents clearing cars and shoveling sidewalks. Daniel DeMay/Seattlepi.com

A man waits to cross Southwest Roxbury Street in West Seattle Monday morning. Several inches of snow fell across the Puget Sound region Sunday night and Monday morning, making for slow roads and plenty of work

Cars parked along 35th Avenue SW Monday morning were enveloped in the heavy snow that continued to fall. Several inches of snow fell across the Puget Sound region Sunday night and Monday morning, making for slow roads and plenty of work for residents clearing cars and shoveling sidewalks. Daniel DeMay/Seattlepi.com

Cars parked along 35th Avenue SW Monday morning were enveloped in the heavy snow that continued to fall. Several inches of snow fell across the Puget Sound region Sunday night and Monday morning, making for

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