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Snoqualmie pass closes Sunday due to Avalanche Danger

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Avalanche dangers prompted Washington state transportation officials on Sunday to announce the closure of Snoqualmie Pass along Interstate 90 overnight.

The planned 6 p.m. closure was announced after recent heavy rains fell on the snow along the pass and increased the danger of avalanches.

It was unknown how long the pass would be closed. It was due to be re-assessed Monday morning, the state Department of Transportation said.

Traffic will be stopped eastbound near North Bend, and westbound near Easton, Cle Elum and Ellensburg, officials said.


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