Check with your airline if you are flying out today.  There are a number of cancellations and delays at both PDX and Sea-Tac Airports.  At least 15 United and Alaska flights out of PDX are cancelled today.

It’s the latest closure in recent memory.

The Spirit Lake Memorial Highway is now shuttered for the season.   The first winter storm of 2012 dumped enough snow in higher elevations to close the roadway leading up the Mount Saint Helens.  It’s a seasonal closure because of avalanche risks.  This is the latest closure in at least ten years.  It now won’t reopen until sometime this spring. Drivers can stay informed by checking the state DOT website.