Friday, September 23, 2016

Frequent I-90 traveler? Get text updates on major impacts

From summer construction to winter maintenance, there's a number of reasons I-90 backs up and closes. Although we don't like it when I-90 gets mucked-up, we are excited to announce a new feature for those traveling on I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass. Starting next week, we'll be sending notifications for high impacts over the pass. Events such as major collisions, anything causing more than a 30-minute backup, pass closures, heavy snow forecast events and avalanche control work, just to name a few.

As you already know, travel over the pass, especially during the winter months, can be unpredictable and we want to help you stay informed.

Here's how to sign up for text messaging
  1. Click this link:
  2. Select "SMS/Text Message" as your subscription type
  3. Enter your cell phone number
  4. Confirm your number and enter an optional password
  5. Select the topic: I-90 Snoqualmie Pass Travel Alerts
Or just send a text to sign up!
  1. Send a text message to the number 468311 with the words "wsdot snoqualmie".
  2. To unsubscribe, send a text message to the same number with the words "wsdot stop".
However, even though this information is available via text message, we ask that you never text and drive. #itcanwait Sign up and let us know what you think!