It takes a split second for your trip to turn upside down and that's exactly what happened last week on the top of Snoqualmie Pass in Washington State. Sure, there was snow in the forecast but it was almost the middle of April. It couldn't snow that much, could it?

You can be the best driver in the World but you can't control what's going on around you so please make sure you keep your eyes on the road.

Have you ever experienced a snowstorm crash on Snoqualmie? Joanne Melton and her family did last Sunday, they were involved in the multi-car pile-up that halted traffic and totaled cars.

The conditions were poor and the snow was coming down fast

When a Pilot fuel truck spun into the passenger side of our car. Fortunately we had just enough room to open the passenger door to get out.

Can you even imagine? Now, think about how you travel. What if you weren't planning on getting out of the car during your road trip so you were wearing slippers when this happened and had forgotten your coat? This wasn't the case for Joanne and her family, fortunately, everyone is safe but her car is totaled.

April Snow Storms Bring More Driver Preparedness

No one thought we would have these types of storms so far into April and they not only caused a lot of delays but many issues for travelers. I spoke to Emily Jameson who said she decided to take her chains off and remove her snow boots before her trip. She was at the top of the pass when the snow really started coming down, thankfully she made it home without incident. Another couple I saw on social media, Carlos and Lily Esqueda was all smiles while stuck on the pass, for how long, they weren't sure.

Things to Have and Remember

  • Chains
  • Gas-up and Check Tires
  • Gloves and Winter Clothing
  • Blanket
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Water and non-perishable snacks
  • Flashlight & Reflectors
  • Ice Scraper
  • Rock Salt or Kitty Litter for traction if stuck
  • Jumper Cables
  • Extra Windshield Wiper Fluid
  • Rope and chains
  • Shovel
  • Sunglasses

What's the Forecast for This Weekend

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