- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 6, 2015

SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. (AP) - The Washington state Transportation Department says westbound Interstate 90 at Snoqualmie Pass has reopened after rocks rolled down a slope and were hit by three vehicles.

Department spokeswoman Meagan Lott says a geotechnical expert who checked the area said it was sufficiently stable with the addition of a concrete barrier to deflect any new falling rocks.

Officials opened one westbound lane at 4 p.m. Tuesday and opened the second lane shortly after 8 p.m.

The rocks that came down before 5 a.m. Tuesday about six miles east of the summit were hit by two trucks and an SUV. One man was treated for a minor injury.

Eastbound traffic was not affected.



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