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  • Avalanche Control set for Saturday
    • Jack (no login)
      Posted Apr 25, 2008 2:49 PM

      'Last' avalanche control Saturday at Snoqualmie Pass

      THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

      HYAK, Wash. -- The Transportation Department is planning the "last" avalanche control work of the season at Snoqualmie Pass.

      Temperatures are warming and that creates the risk of a snowslide that could hit Interstate 90. Westbound traffic could be delayed Saturday afternoon for an hour or more.

      A regional administrator, Don Whitehouse, says it was a busy winter for crews on the pass. It received 48 feet of snow.

      Avalanche specialists have brought down snow 95 times, detonating more than 8,000 pounds of explosives and firing 99 rounds from a howitzer.
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