After a one-week closure that saw Paradise receive more than 6.5 feet of snow, Mount Rainier National Park crews are working to get the road to the popular destination open.
The park posted on its Twitter feed Saturday morning that the opening of the 11-mile stretch of road between Longmire and Paradise will be delayed as crews clear snow. All vehicles will be required to carry chains.
Due to icy roads/sanding, the opening of the gate at Longmire will be delayed. All vehicles are required to carry tire chains. tks — MountRainierNPS (@MountRainierNPS) February 22, 2014