Parking and Pedestrians Prohibited Along US 2 Stevens Pass

Stevens Pass The Washington State Patrol would like to remind motorists that shoulder parking along US 2 at Stevens Pass is both illegal and unsafe. *Motorists who park illegally are subject to a $136 parking ticket and the impound of their vehicle. *Park in designated lots only.

When motorists park their vehicles on the shoulder, it prevents the Washington State Department of Transportation from effectively plowing the highway. *Shoulder parking also creates congestion, which could cause vehicles to have to stop in avalanche zones.

Pedestrian traffic is also prohibited on US 2 at Stevens Pass. As backcountry skiing becomes more popular, skiers have found themselves coming down onto US 2. *A pedestrian walking back to the summit has no escape route from an errant vehicle. *Motorists who stop to pick up pedestrians can become stuck and unable to regain traction, causing more congestion. *This blocks traffic and creates an increased risk of collisions.

Pedestrians who are contacted along US 2 Stevens Pass could face up to a $136 ticket.

These restrictions are from Tunnel Creek on the west side of Stevens Pass to Yodelin on the east side (mileposts 60.15 to 66.24).