Tumwater Canyon closed

UPDATE:  Friday, Feb 17th, 7:30 AM:  US 2 from Coles Corner to Leavenworth is now open.

Thursday, February 16th, 3PM:  US Highway 2 is closed from Coles Corner at milepost 85 to Leavenworth at milepost 100, due to multiple slides. Opening time is unknown. For current status go to http://www.wsdot.com/traffic/passes/stevens.

Ice Flag Contest 2017

It has been a decade since we have had major ice on Lake Wenatchee.  Long time readers of Lakewenatcheeinfo may recall that back in 2007 we had a “guess the day” the flag will fall contest.  You can track the status of the flag on Lake Wen 1 webcam.  To enter your guess add it as a comment on our Facebook page.  Bragging rights will be awarded to the winner.  This is a new flag, the old one is lost under the snow, the new flag is weighted so it should tip over when ice softens.  Please continue to use good judgement around the ice.

Avalanche warning for Western Chelan County

This just in from Chelan County Sheriff via AlertSense…………..

High avalanche danger in the west Chelan County area, one slide has damaged a residence (no injuries), be vigilant in the Plain and Lk Wen areas if you are near slopes

Sent at: 1:39pm PST


Plain Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe Sat. 2-11

Join us for this family-friendly event! Bring a headlamp, your skate/classic skis or snowshoes and play on Plain Valley’s Nordic ski and snowshoe trails.

Bonfire and complimentary hot cocoa! This is a FREE event, no registration required. Weather permitting event.

When and where?  7 to 10 PM this Saturday, Meet at the Plain Valley Nordic Ski Trails trailhead, across the road from Plain Hardware. For more info, See the Plain Talk Facebook Page here


US 2 Both DirectionsAdvance Notice: US 2 through Tumwater Canyon will be closing  in both directions at 6PM Wednesday, Feb 8th, at 8PM from milepost 85 at Coles Corner to milepost 99 at the west end of Leavenworth due to avalanche danger. There is a detour available using the Chumstick Highway and SR 207. No vehicles over 26,000 gross vehicle weight permitted on the detour route. There is no current estimated time for reopening and the roadway will be reassessed Thursday morning.

Significant Storm Expected

Plan travel accordingly the next 36 hours will see significant snow fall, potential icing, sleet and rain.  Current forecast can be found at:  Lake Weantchee Forecast

Great ice at Kahler Glen………..

Cold temperatures have resulted in great ice.  Multiple flooding has erased  the scars from last weekend ‘s activities.  On Thursday, the Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue  volunteers flooded the rink, leaving pristine ice behind. The ice thickness is a uniform  +18 inches at all points on the groomed rink.

At 7:00 AM Saturday it is snowing with 5″ on the rink.  There will be snow removal activity on the rink at times in an attempt to keep it clear for this weekend’s activities.  Volunteers are needed to man the snow blowers throughout the weekend.  Contact Gary at:   garymschuster@yahoo.com    Cell: 206 849 6466  The Current Status of the rink is updated on this website as conditions change; go to this homepage then , click on Reports. Comments