Avalanche danger closes North Cascades Highway

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Because of heavy snow over the weekend, the Washington State Department of Transportation has closed State Route 20 the North Cascades Highway due to high avalanche danger.

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The highway is closed in both directions just east of Diablo and DOT crews will reopen the roadway Wednesday at 10 a.m. Locations along the North Cascades Highway picked up over a foot of heavy, wet snow Saturday and Saturday night.