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The Latest: Crews opening roads after Northwest storms

December 11, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — The latest on heavy rains in the Pacific Northwest (all times local):

6:50 a.m.

State transportation crews in Oregon and Washington are making progress as they work to clear highways swamped by mudslides and high water from this week’s torrential rain.

Crews in Washington have opened two northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Woodland after a landslide closed them Wednesday. The Washington State Department of Transportation hopes to have all lanes open by Sunday night.

The Oregon Department of Transportation said Friday that all lanes of Highway 219 at Jackson Bottom south of Hillsboro are now open.

The forecast for Friday and Saturday calls for more rain, and mudslide danger remains high.

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