16 Twitter Handles for Road and Weather Information
For the latest news on road closures, storm warnings and safety tips, check out this list of Twitter accounts for hikers to follow.
This week's storms and flooding are a reminder that it's good practice to check road and weather conditions before leaving home for a hike.
There are a number of ways for Washington hikers to research road closures and weather. If you use Twitter, these accounts may help you follow the latest news on road closures, weather and safety advice to make sure you arrive at the trailhead safely:
@wsdot - Main Washington State Department of Transportation account that provides major updates on all Washington roads and gives driving tips.
@wsdot_passes - Automated account that provides frequent updates on pass conditions, including Stevens, Snoqualmie, and Blewett.
@WSDOT_East - Road closure and traffic information for east of the Cascade Mountains. Area covered includes Ellensburg to Spokane.
@wsdot_traffic - Washington-wide traffic updates and news.
@olympicforest - Official Olympic National Forest account. Provides info on road and campground closures.
@OkaWenNF - Official account for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Provides road closure updates and forest news.
@Smokey_MBS - Official Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest account. Gives updates on seasonal road closures.
@GPNF - Official Gifford Pinchot National Forest account. Provides road closure updates and forest news.
@NCascadesNPS - Official North Cascades National Park account giving info on the park and major road closures.
@MountRainierNPS - Official Mount Rainier National Park account that gives info on the park and road closures.
@OlympicNP - Official Olympic National Park account. Covers road and campground closures as well as storm warnings for the coastal areas of the park.
@iheartkcparks - News for King County Parks, including road, trail alerts and weather news.
@NWSSpokane - Official Twitter account for the National Weather Service located in Spokane.
@NWSSeattle - Official Twitter account for the National Weather Service located in Seattle.
@NWS - Offical account for the National Weather Service. Good to check for major weather news and tips.
@nwacus - Northwest Avalanche Center, providing avalanche and mountain weather forecasts for the Northwest.
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