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Originally published Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 2:42 PM

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3 missing in 2 avalanches east of Seattle

Authorities in Washington state say three people are missing after two avalanches in the mountains near Snoqualmie Pass.

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SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. —

Authorities in Washington state say three people are missing after two avalanches in the mountains near Snoqualmie Pass.

KOMO-TV reports ( http://bit.ly/17xZzAA) one avalanche occurred Saturday afternoon off Exit 47 from Interstate 90. The King County Sheriff's office says two people were injured and one is missing.

Two people also are missing from the second avalanche, near the Alpental Ski Area off I-90.

Both avalanches occurred as heavy snow was falling in the Cascade Mountains east of Seattle.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

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