North Cascades Hwy. reopens

  LYNDEN ­— Sections of West Main Street are closed to through traffic on three days this week. Detours will be in place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. 

  Puget Sound Energy is doing preparation work for installation of underground electric lines in the area. 

  On Monday, May 10, closure was at the west end of Main near Berthusen Road. On Wednesday, May 12, closure is in a middle section, requiring use of Redwood and Curt Maberry roads as a detour. On Thursday, the work area is just east of Curt Maberry Road.

  With any questions, contact: with the City of Lynden, program manager Mark Sandal at 360-354-3446 or; with Puget Sound Energy, project manager  Jason Downing at 425-463-6072 or

  • Regionally, after weeks of clearing efforts, road repairs and avalanche control, the North Cascades Highway was reopened to drivers last week. This scenic route provides more direct access across the mountains in northern Washington.