Avalanche Strikes Hyak and Homes

Wednesday afternoon heavy rains triggered a massive avalanche which damaged several homes in the Hyak neighborhood of Snoqualmie Pass, Washington. The resulting landslide, estimated to be several hundred feet in diameter, also destroyed the primary chair lift at the Summit East ski resort, part of the Summit at Snoqualmie ski area, 50 miles southeast of Seattle.

Emergency workers indicated that no one was severely harmed, though one man was briefly trapped in his home. Extreme weather is expected to last throughout the night, prompting the Washington State Department of Transportation to keep a 72 mile stretch of Interstate 90 closed till Thursday morning, when crews can reassess conditions.

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chuck says ... on Wednesday, Jan 7 at 9:06 PM


Bella says ... on Thursday, Jan 8 at 6:11 PM

NOOOOOOOO!!! I am so SAD! Hyak was an AWESOME place to ski!!

Wendy Douglas says ... on Friday, Jan 9 at 8:31 PM

My parent cabin was one of the homes in the line of fire. We are so sad that the resort may not be open again for years? What a shame, our hidden paradise has been altered. We are all just grateful that not a person was hurt! Thank god!

Jake Root says ... on Wednesday, Jan 14 at 7:23 PM

Me and my family used to live in one of those cabins, and what we later figured out was that the one with the man trapped inside was ours. For so long Hyak was beautiful and undisturbed area, and now our old cabin and the run is gone. How sad...

kate says ... on Sunday, Nov 15 at 8:42 AM

thats good to hear that no one got hurt.

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