- Associated Press - Friday, February 10, 2017

SEATTLE (AP) - Heavy rains have led to flooding, mud slides, power outages and the closure of mountain passes across Washington state.

A landslide destroyed a home in Maple Valley. The National Weather Service issued flood warnings for Yakima and surrounding areas.

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 90, which were closed Wednesday night because of heavy snow, opened Friday morning, while the westbound lanes reopened Friday afternoon.

U.S. 2 over Steven Pass and U.S. 12 over White Pass also reopened as of Friday afternoon after closing Wednesday.

The Washington State Department of Transportation tweeted at 3 p.m. that all three cross-state passes were back open.

“Please be safe as you head over the mountains. We appreciate your patience,” the tweet said.


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