• I-90 closed overnight after downed trees cause crashes


    After being closed for nearly seven hours, both directions of Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass reopened Monday morning.

     The Washington State Patrol closed both eastbound and westbound about 12:45 a.m. Sunday after high winds caused trees to fall.

     I-90 was closed eastbound at milepost 34 in North Bend. Westbound, the road was closed at milepost 106 in Ellensburg.

     A semi truck hit one of the trees, slightly injuring the driver. An ambulance took him to Ellensburg for treatment of back pain.

     There were three other collisions but no one else was hurt.

     Meanwhile, in North Bend, the wait stretched for hours.

     Tina Mizgalski hit the backup after getting off a plane at Sea-Tac Airport.

     She was trying to get to Ellensburg.

     "I came from Chicago, so it was a four hour flight, and then the drive -- so it's not too bad, but I'm already tired,” said Mizgalski.

     Eventually, the closure encompassed 72 miles in both directions.

     Both directions reopened at 6:30 a.m.

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