Highway 2 closes again in Washington because of wildfire

SKYKOMISH, Wash. (AP) — US 2 near Skykomish, Washington, is again closed because of the Bolt Creek Fire burning near the roadway. KING 5 News reports several miles of US 2 closed Monday night. The Washington State Department of Transportation tweeted a video showing crews working in smoky conditions as they cut burnt trees near the roadway. The fire has been burning since Sept. 10 and has grown to an estimated 17.7 square miles. A stretch of US 2 had reopened Saturday after a fire-related weekslong closure. A fire weather watch was in effect Tuesday but temperatures were expected to drop with clouds and potential moisture moving into the area.