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December 21, 2012 at 2:56 PM

UPDATE: Mount Baker Highway has reopened

UPDATE | The Mount Baker Highway reopened at 4 p.m. today. The Washington State Department of Transportation says it cleared more than 175 fallen trees and 6 feet of snow from the roadway. EARLIER POST | If the weather behaves and the more than 175 trees and the six feet of snow that have fallen on…

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December 20, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Mount Baker Highway likely to be closed all weekend

A Mount Baker Highway closure is likely to continue into the weekend because heavy snow has snapped more than 100 trees onto the roadway, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. The road is closed east of Maple Falls, about 10 miles west of the Mount Baker Ski Area, which is also closed. Crews tried…

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December 19, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Fallen trees close highways near Mount Baker and Hood Canal

Highways in the Mount Baker area and near Hood Canal have been closed after¬†heavy snow caused scores of trees to fall across the roadway in the past 24 hours. The Washington State Department of Transportation has closed the Mount Baker Highway (state Route 542) east of Maple Falls until at least Friday, excluding everyone¬†except emergency personnel…

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