Chinook & Cayuse Passes Closed For The Winter

The temporary closures of State Route 123 at Cayuse Pass and State Route 410 at Chinook Pass are now permanent. The DOT shut down the passes last weekend because of avalanches but decided Tuesday to implement the annual winter closures. This year’s closure is much earlier than last year which occurred on the 23rd. Normally the passes close for the winter in the middle of November and are reopened by Memorial Day.