Eastbound I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass reopens after being closed for hours due to spin-outs

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NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) — Washington state transportation officials closed Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass for hours Monday night due to collisions and spin-outs. Just before 11 p.m., the eastbound lanes were reopened and the westbound lanes were expected to reopen at 11 p.m.

The Washington state Department of Transportation said on Twitter Monday evening that the lanes were closed at milepost 47 because of vehicles that had spun out.

On their website, transportation officials said there was compact snow and ice on the roadway and that it was snowing hard at times.

No estimate was given for a reopening time.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for that area of the Cascade Mountains until midnight Tuesday with up to four more inches of snow expected.

The weather service said on Tuesday at Snoqualmie Pass another 3 to 7 inches of snow was possible.