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US 2 Over Stevens Pass Closed; Avalanche Warning Issued
SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. 2 over Stevens Pass has been closed as avalanche danger continues to increase under heavy falling snow.
The Washington State Department of Transportation said on their website the road was closed in both directions Thursday afternoon with traffic stopped at milepost 58 at Sc…
I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass Expected to Reopen Early Wednesday
NORTH BEND  (AP) — Washington state transportation officials say Interstate 90 is likely to reopen in both directions near Snoqualmie Pass early Wednesday after closing for hours on Tuesday.
The Washington Department of Transportation tweeted that collisions caused the closure Tuesday afte…
Man Snowmobiling Killed in Avalanche Near Cle Elum
CLE ELUM, Wash. (AP) — A Kirkland man's body has been recovered after he was caught in a large avalanche while snowmobiling near Cle Elum.
Authorities say 45-year-old Mike Albertson had been snowmobiling in the Hawkins Mountain area Saturday when he and another man were caught in the mass …
Interstate 90 Closed at Snoqualmie Pass, Other Passes Closed
SEATTLE (AP) — State transportation officials have closed the three major east/west mountain passes in Washington overnight due to snow slides and avalanche danger.
The Washington State Department of Transportation says Interstate 90 was closed Wednesday night in both directions over Snoqualmie…
A Deadly Time With Avalanches Thoughout the West
Man killed in avalanche near Mount Baker ski area identified
MOUNT BAKER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have identified the skier killed in in an avalanche near the Mount Baker Ski Area. The Bellingham Herald reports he was identified as 36-year-old Mark Panthen of Bellingham...
Heavy Snow Causes Weekend Avalanches. One Killed, One Missing
SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. (AP) — Authorities in Washington state say one woman has died and one man is still missing after a pair of spring avalanches struck separate groups hiking in the mountains each of Seattle.
King County Sgt. Katie Larson said rescuers carried a female snowshoer off of Red M…
Young Woman Survives Avalanche at Crystal Mountain
CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN, Wash. (AP) — A ski patrol official says a young woman has survived an avalanche on Washington's Crystal Mountain resort. Ski patrol director Paul Baugher says the woman was buried for 10 to 15 minutes yesterday afternoon before searchers probing the snow with metal poles…