mountain passes http://www.kplu.org en State struggles to open some mountain passes due to snow http://www.kplu.org/post/state-struggles-open-some-mountain-passes-due-snow <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &ndash; Fresh snow in the mountains has slightly delayed the reopening of one high mountain pass in the Washington Cascades. Highway crews are on track to reopen two other scenic cross state routes before Memorial Day.</p><p>What&#39;s slowing them down? The snowpack is deeper than average for this time of year in Washington, north Idaho and the northern Oregon Cascades.</p><p> Sun, 06 May 2012 16:09:15 +0000 Tom Banse 4942 at http://www.kplu.org State struggles to open some mountain passes due to snow