- Associated Press - Thursday, January 19, 2017

NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) - Washington transportation officials have reopened Interstate 90 east of Seattle over Snoqualmie Pass after an ice storm closed it Tuesday night.

Washington Department of Transportation officials said both directions of the state’s main route across the Cascade Mountains reopened by 6 p.m. Thursday.

Crews used excavator and loaders to break up and move 20 to 30 trees and clear tons of fallen debris, rocks and snow that came down onto the interstate.

Crews also performed avalanche control west of the summit to bring down unstable snow.

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