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Horizon to reduce fares while pass struggles with slide

Horizon Air is offering reduced prices on one-way fares for two days to Seattle while I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass is prohibited to over-wide vehicles and the speed limit has been reduced to 35 miles per hour.

Horizon's regular one way fare of $95.20 will be reduced bv 50 percent today (Nov. 8) and tomorrow to help passengers stranded on the east side who may have pressing business on the west side.

In addition, Horizon will allow some changes to be made by ticketed passengers who were affected between Nov. 7 and 9 by the pass closure. To determine the extent of the privileges, passengers should call Alaska Airlines at 1-800-252-7522.

Warning that delays and back-ups can be expected on I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass since a rock slide in the area of milepost 58 just east of the Lake Keechelus Snow Shed, the Washington State Department of Transportation is advising motorists to consider taking alternate routes.

U.S. 12 over White Pass is still open and is the suggested east-west alternate for motorists traveling over the Cascade Mountains.

On I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass, the eastbound lane and one westbound lane are open.

"Motorists are advised to use extreme caution when traveling through the area by proceeding at the advised speed limit with no stopping or slowing down," said a WSDOT spokesman.

Conditions may change at any time, so motorists are advised to check the WSDOT web site or dial 5-1-1 for road and weather updates before making a trip over the pass.

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