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TRAVEL — The Washington Transportation Department closed the North Cascades Highway at noon today because of heavy snow and avalanche danger.
Three slides occurred and more than 4 inches of snow fell within 90 minutes, according to a department media release.
At this point, the closure is temporary, but the section of Highway 20 over the North Cascades typically closes for the winter this time of year.
PARKS — The Washington Transportation Department has closed two passes on the east side of Mount Rainier for the winter.
Chinook Pass on Highway 410 and nearby Cayuse Pass on Highway 123 have been closed by recent snow and avalanche danger, department officials announced today.
MOUNTAIN PASSES — The state Transportation Department has closed Chinook and Cayuse passes for the winter because of avalanche danger.
The department says strong winds drifted snow Monday across both Highway 410 and Highway 123 on the east side of Mount Rainier. Access to the Crystal Mountain Ski Resort on Highway 410 remains open.
Chinook and Cayuse typically close in November for the winter.