Mount Baker Highway icy, ski area open

The Mt. Baker Ski Area is open today, but be cautious driving up the Mount Baker Highway.

Compact snow and ice is covering the roadway and traction tires are advised going up and down the mountain, according to the state Department of Transportation.

At 7:15 this morning, there was 107 inches of snow at Heather Meadows and all chair lifts were open, according to the Mt. Baker Ski Area snow report.