Spirit Lake Highway closed near Mount St. Helens

Road will reopen after snow melts next spring

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Highway 504, better known as Spirit Lake Memorial Highway, closed over the weekend as colder-than-normal temperatures dumped more than two feet of snow on the highway.

Crews with the Washington State Department of Transportation closed the road from Hummocks Trail east to the Loowit viewpoint Saturday morning.

The closure will remain in place for the winter season. Coldwater Lake will be accessible as weather conditions permit.

WSDOT closes this portion of the highway every winter due to hazardous snow and ice conditions and avalanche risk. The highway will be reopened in the spring after it is determined that no more significant snowfall will occur.