Snow slide traps students on field trip in North Cascades

Snow slide traps trainees on school trip in North Cascades

DIABLO, Wash.– Winter weather condition triggered rather a mess in northern Washington state trapping high school students from Mill Creek. An avalanche triggered a snow slide Friday afternoon obstructing Highway 20 in between Newhalem and Diablo. The road is still closed.

Authorities with the Washington State Department of Transportation states the location is not safe for teams to begin clearing the snow. The next evaluation will take place on Monday.

However that indicates 42 students and 5 chaperones will remain at the North Cascades Environmental Knowing Center near Diablo Lake. The group from Henry M. Jackson High school were expected to head back to Mill Creek on Friday.

“It’s not so much that we are desperate to leave since we’re not enjoying or this wasn’t a good experience,” said 10th grader Lily Sager. “I think because individuals were not intending on this and it was just such a surprise that people were simply so stunned that this has taken place. I believe a great deal of it is the fact that it was an avalanche. It’s such a crazy thing that you believe that would never ever take place to me.”