1 missing in Pacific Northwest flooding, slides

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — At least one person was missing and presumed dead as snow turned to rain and deluged the Pacific Northwest, causing flooding, landslides and avalanche danger in the mountains.

Authorities say a man was swept away by floodwaters Friday and presumed dead west of Olympia, Washington.

Portions of Washington state’s two major interstates, Interstate 90 and Interstate 5, were closed Friday.

Interstate 5 in the Chehalis area closed due to flooding but reopened Friday afternoon.

The major route across Washington’s Cascades, I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass, closed Thursday because of avalanche danger and heavy snow along with Stevens Pass, White Pass, and Blewett Pass.

All were likely closed until Sunday.

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