Speed limit returns to 60 mph today on US 97 near Satus Pass
The speed limit along a 12-mile section of US 97 near Satus Pass returned to 60 miles per hour today. The speed limit had been reduced to 40 miles per hour since July 31.
Drivers should use caution while crews working the Mile Marker 28 Fire continue accessing the highway for mop up efforts.
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) closed US 97 on the afternoon of July 24th, when the Mile Marker 28 Fire began to threaten the highway.
WSDOT reopened the highway on July 31 with a reduced speed limit between the Satus Creek Bridge in Yakima County and Timmer Lane in Klickitat County.