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State Patrol: Avalanche traps cars in Wash.

An avalanche trapped cars Wednesday at milepost 50 near Snoqualmie Pass on Interstate 90, the main east-west highway in Washington state, the Washington State Patrol reported.
/ Source: staff and news service reports

An avalanche briefly trapped two cars Wednesday near Snoqualmie Pass on Interstate 90, the Washington State Patrol said.

No was hurt in the avalanche.

The slide happened about 3 p.m. in the eastbound lanes at milepost 49, KING/5 television reported on its Web site. State troopers told the station that two cars were briefly trapped, and the freeway was closed again, just a few hours after it was reopened after an overnight closure because of high avalanche danger.

Washington state's mountains have been hit hard by a winter storm that forced the closure of I-90 on Tuesday. Hundreds of semi-trailer trucks lined up overnight on Tuesday along the freeway.