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Storm makes holiday travel dangers, threatens flooding

December 23, 2018

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) — A winter storm has made holiday travel dangerous and is threatening flooding on the Oregon and Washington coastlines.

KOMO-TV reports that cars littered the shoulder of Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie pass on Saturday night. Snowy conditions forced many to pull over.

By 3 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for all mountain passes through Monday morning.

Officials predict mountain passes will receive 12 to 18 inches this weekend.

By 9 p.m. Saturday evening, the Washington State Department of Transportation made chains required on all cars driving over Snoqualmie Pass.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the northern Oregon and southern Washington coast are under flood advisories until 4 p.m. Monday.

The weather service says this happens when strong winds mix with the high tide to push water onto roads and land that usually is above the high tide line.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

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