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Avalanche Blocks Stevens Pass Wednesday Morning

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UPDATE/STEVENS PASS, WA - The Washington State Department of Transportation has extended the closure of Highway 2 over Stevens Pass.

Heavy rain caused more snow to come down the slide along the pass. Crews are now working to remove debris, trees, and rocks from the roadway. They don't have a time estimate for reopening the pass.

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STEVENS PASS, WA - The Washington State Department of Transportation is working to clear Highway 2 over Stevens Pass after an avalanche blocked the roadway.

The DOT closed Stevens Pass early Wednesday morning from milepost 58 near Scenic, to milepost 64.5 near the summit so crews could work to clear the snow. 

The DOT says the natural avalanche was about 5 feet deep and stretched across four lanes when it first happened.

Crews hope to reopen the Highway around 1:00pm on Wednesday. 

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