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All major mountain passes back open, but delays persist

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SEATTLE -- Washington's three major mountain passes reopened Friday, after all three were closed Wednesday because of snow slides and avalanche danger.

The eastbound lanes of I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass opened around 1 a.m. Friday, and the westbound lanes opened just before 11 a.m.

U.S. 2 over Stevens Pass and U.S. 12 over White Pass also reopened Friday afternoon.

At one point Wednesday night, Washington State Patrol Trooper J. Sevigney tweeted, "Alternate route to west Washington...try Oregon."

Looking ahead to the weekend

By Friday morning, more rain and wind before the system starts to weaken late in the day. It wills start to dry out by Saturday for most.

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But some good news -- "This weekend looks quiet, dry and mild!"