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The Latest: Washington state's busiest highway shut by landslide amid torrential rains

Sections of a large fir tree that fell on a house overnight and killed an elderly woman rest in the yard in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. Heavy rain and wind has caused at least one death in the region. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)

Sections of a large fir tree that fell on a house overnight and killed an elderly woman rest in the yard in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. Heavy rain and wind has caused at least one death in the region. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)  (The Associated Press)

The latest on heavy rains in the Pacific Northwest (all times local):

7 a.m.

Washington state officials say it could be hours before a single lane is reopened on a major northwest thoroughfare that was swamped by a massive landslide triggered by days of pounding rain.

Some trucks have been stranded since Wednesday afternoon on the state's busiest highway. A shelter has been set up for stranded motorists at Woodland High School.

The Washington Department of Transportation says there's no estimate for when it can reopen northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Woodland as rain soaks the already drenched Pacific Northwest.

The department said Thursday morning it's working to get one lane open.