WENATCHEE — Smoke from wild fires has closed Highway 97A between Knapps Hill Tunnel and the intersection of Highway 971, which is at Lake Chelan near Pat and Mike’s store.
The state Department of Transportation closed the highway at 2 p.m. today. No time was given for reopening the roadway.
About 1,000 Chelan County PUD customers were without power from Wenatchee to Chelan along Highway 97A because of poles burned in the Byrd Complex fire. Crews restored power by about 5 p.m.