Heavy snow closes road to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park

Featured image: Sarah Crosier of the National Park Service took this picture of 14-foot snow drifts near the Hurricane Ridge visitor center on Friday, January 26.

The Peninsula Daily News in Port Angeles, Washington, reported that the National Park Service closed the road to Hurricane Ridge at the Heart O’ the Hills entrance to Olympic National Park on Friday, January 26, because of heavy snow. The road was also closed on Saturday while crews worked to clear snow drifting up to 14 feet on the road and in the parking lot at the Hurricane Ridge visitor center.

I checked today (Sunday, January 28), and conditions haven’t improved. The road remains closed until further notice.

Weather permitting during the winter, the road to Hurricane Ridge is open to uphill traffic 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday and Monday holidays. All vehicles must carry chains and leave the Heart O’ the Hills station by 5 p.m.

For updates, call the Road & Weather Hotline at (360) 565-3131 or follow @HRWinterAccess on Twitter.

Learn more about winter activities at Hurricane Ridge.

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