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Avalanche work will halt traffic at Stevens Pass

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Highway 2 over Stevens Pass will close intermittently for several hours on Thursday so the state Department of Transportation can calibrate its avalanche control equipment.

The closures will start at 9:30 a.m. and end around 1 p.m. Westbound traffic will be stopped near the summit and eastbound traffic will be stopped at Scenic.

The state agency will be calibrating two tanks and a howitzer cannon that are used to knock snow down in a dozen avalanche chutes on the west…

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