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Winter weather closes Artist Point early

Winter weather closes Artist Point early

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

GLACIER, Wash. – The road to Artist Point on Mount Baker has been closed for the winter.

Washington State Department of Transportation spokesperson Dave Chesson says they had planned on doing a week long closure to prepare the road for winter, but winter arrived early.

Play Dave Chesson on winter closure

More than six inches of snow fell last night and the day before prompting the early closure.

The last three miles of State Route 542 leading up to the Artist Point parking lot will stay closed to car traffic until next summer.

Tree clearing that was originally planned for this week will happen at a later date.