Recent Snow Storms Keeping Avalanche Experts Busy

With this week’s winter storms bringing close to a foot of snow in places, leading to major mountain pass closures, state avalanche experts and crews have been busy. KOHO’s Chris Hansen talks with local WSDOT Avalanche Control Specialist Mike Stanford about their snowy week and how snowfall earlier this winter lead to the current avalanche danger.

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Apple-Carrying Semi Truck Slides into Columbia River Near Orondo

A semi-truck carrying a load of apples lost control on a patch of slush this afternoon and plunged into the Columbia River just south of Orondo on U.S. Highway 2/97. Washington State Patrol Trooper Brian Moore says the driver escaped without injury. Over 100 gallons of diesel has spilled into the river and a containment…

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Winter Storms Leads to Over 130 Traffic Accidents, More Snow Coming Tomorrow

Snowy conditions Sunday and Monday made for nasty driving conditions. A collision on Blewett Pass Sunday afternoon sent five people to the hospital. Yesterday afternoon a semi truck slid off Highway 243 and into the Columbia River. The accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. between Vantage and Mattawa. The driver was able to exit the cab,…

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