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New slide closes White Pass yet again

Associated Press - February 10, 2008 10:15 PM ET

WHITE PASS, Wash. (AP) - White Pass closed again, but was quickly reopened by transportation crews.

A new snow slide about 4:30 p.m. Sunday covered both lanes of U.S. Highway 12 near milepost 164. Transportation officials said the slide was 80 feet long and 10 feet high. Transportation crews spent about two hours clearing the roadway, which reopened at 6:41 p.m.

White Pass reopened Sunday morning after extensive work to clear snow off the highway. White Pass was closed for about 57 hours, transportation officials say.

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