North Cascades Highway to reopen this week

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WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington Transportation Department says road crews expect to reopen the North Cascades Highway this week.

Spokesman Jeff Adamson says the day may be announced later Monday.

Crews started clearing winter snow from the section of Highway 20 on April 11.

The opening is later than usual this year because of the heavy snowpack.

Last year the North Cascades Highway opened on April 16. It was closed by snow on Dec. 1.