April 10, 2014 Update:
The road is open between Granite Falls and Darrington, but it is a narrow, gravel, and rough road with a 5-ton weight limit. Four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended.
March 27, 2014 Update: The Mountain Loop Highway opened yesterday afternoon, only for emergency and local access . The section of road between Deer Creek (Mile Post 23.3) and Darrington is a narrow gravel road that was cleared of snow.
March 26, 2014 Update:
The National Guard, WSDOT, USGS and other partner agencies have provided photos of the Oso slide that are posted on Snohomish County's Flickr page: Snohomish County Flickr
March 24, 2014 Update: The county is working with the Washington State Department of Transportation to clear snow from the Mountain Loop Highway between Darrington and Granite Falls, as an alternate route to SR 530. Crews hope to have the currently snow-bound gravel section of road open by the end of this week.
February 19, 2014 Update:
The gate at Deer Creek Road (MP 23.3) is now closed.
(Thomas Guide page 359-A1). Signs have been posted at the Darrington and Granite Falls ends of the road. The Forest Service gates at Bedal, Barlow Pass, and the Big Four Ice Caves are also locked due to snow. Heather Lake is open.