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Snoqualmie Pass closure forces cancellation of Adrian Legg concert

UPDATED: Mon., March 3, 2014, 5:39 p.m.

Pass reopened about 4:30 p.m.

The extended closure of Snoqualmie Pass this afternoon forced the cancellation of Adrian Legg’s concert at Chateau Rive.

Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass closed at 1:30 p.m. in both directions for avalanche control. The Washington Department of Transportation reopened the pass about 4:30 p.m.

Elsewhere, the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 were closed for about 19 hours in Eastern Oregon while the wreckage from a series of crashes was cleared.

The State Police said two people died. They were in separate vehicles involved in crashes in icy conditions Sunday night on Cabbage Hill, southeast of Pendleton. At least six semitrailer trucks were involved.

The stretch through the Blue Mountains can be treacherous in winter. It is west of where a tour bus plunged down a hillside in 2012, killing nine people and injuring 38.

The lanes were reopened Monday afternoon.

Legg, a renowned acoustic guitarist, performed in Seattle on Sunday night as part of his U.S. tour.

According to a news release from Chateau Rive, tickets will be refunded through or The Deal Planet Spokane starting todaytues at 10 a.m. For more information call TicketsWest at (800) 325-SEAT.

In other weather news, the National Weather Service today issued a flood watch from Tuesday through Friday morning for small streams, creeks, low-lying spots and urban areas. Rain and highs in the middle and upper 40s are expected later this week with a second set of storms due in Saturday night.

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