I-90 Closed: Avalanche traps cars at Snoqualmie Summit - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

I-90 Closed: Avalanche traps cars at Snoqualmie Summit

NORTH BEND, Wash. - Washington State Patrol troopers are carrying out a search for buried vehicles after an avalanche trapped two cars and once again shut down Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Summit Wednesday afternoon.

Officials said Thursday morning the pass would remain closed for 24 hrs due to the large amount of snow received overnight and expectations of more snow by Friday evening.

No one was hurt in the avalanche which happened about 3 p.m. in the eastbound lanes at milepost 49, about two miles east of Denny Creek. The Washington State Department of Transportation said the snow is about 12 feet deep. The avalanche was around 150 feet long and 30 feet deep.

Troopers describe the search as a precarious situation, since more snow could come down at any time. They say all personnel working the search are wearing avalanche beacons.

The new closure came just a few hours after I-90 was reopened after being shut down for more than 24 hours because of high avalanche danger.

Hundreds of vehicles, both cars and semi-trucks, finally made it through after a long wait.

A 72-mile stretch of Interstate 90 between milepost 34 in North Bend and milepost 106 in Ellensburg was closed around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday after an avalanche fell on the eastbound lanes at East Snow Shed, six miles east of Snoqualmie Pass.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Police raise toll to 22 at Ariana Grande concert

    Police raise toll to 22 at Ariana Grande concert

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 2:28 AM EDT2017-05-23 06:28:15 GMT

    LONDON (AP) - Greater Manchester Police say 22 people died in an attack on concert-goers at an Ariana Grande performance in northern England. Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said Tuesday the attacker used an explosive device. Police are trying to determine if the attacker acted alone or had support.

    >>

    LONDON (AP) - Greater Manchester Police say 22 people died in an attack on concert-goers at an Ariana Grande performance in northern England. Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said Tuesday the attacker used an explosive device. Police are trying to determine if the attacker acted alone or had support.

    >>
  • Spokane Police say missing 10-year-old boy found safe

    Spokane Police say missing 10-year-old boy found safe

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 2:20 AM EDT2017-05-23 06:20:13 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane Police say 10-year-old Jeremy Clough has been found and is safe as of 11:18 p.m. Monday night. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane Police say 10-year-old Jeremy Clough has been found and is safe as of 11:18 p.m. Monday night. 

    >>
  • Spokane cat is probably bigger than your dog

    Spokane cat is probably bigger than your dog

    Monday, May 22 2017 9:44 PM EDT2017-05-23 01:44:43 GMT

    KHQ.COM - An average house cat weighs between 7-10 pounds but one Spokane woman has a cat whose size is almost unheard of. Out of the corner of your eye, Ollie might be mistaken for a dog... he's that big! Not your normal house cat, Ollie is a Savannah cat, a hybrid breed that's a cross between a serval cat and a domestic cat. So while it's not surprising that he's bigger than a domestic cat, his size is still shocking.

    >>

    KHQ.COM - An average house cat weighs between 7-10 pounds but one Spokane woman has a cat whose size is almost unheard of. Out of the corner of your eye, Ollie might be mistaken for a dog... he's that big! Not your normal house cat, Ollie is a Savannah cat, a hybrid breed that's a cross between a serval cat and a domestic cat. So while it's not surprising that he's bigger than a domestic cat, his size is still shocking.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/