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Mount Spokane access via Highway 206 set to reopen

Mount Spokane glistens in the distance north of where hikers stopped to make this photo while enjoying a walk through new snow on Antoine Peak Conservation Area in Spokane Valley. (Holly Weiler)
Mount Spokane glistens in the distance north of where hikers stopped to make this photo while enjoying a walk through new snow on Antoine Peak Conservation Area in Spokane Valley. (Holly Weiler)

WINTERSPORTS -- Road crews expect to reopen Highway 206 to Mount  Spokane around 9:30 a.m. today, Dec. 25, after the road was  closed early Wednesday morning by falling trees and downed power lines.

Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park will be open today, according to its website.

State crews chartered helicopters on Wednesday to fly over the highway and use the force of their propellers to blow the heavy load of wet snow out of the trees along the road.  Then snowplows moved in to clear the debris.  The trees were so loaded with heavy snow, they were leaning and falling, making road travel unsafe, sources say.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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