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Avalanche warning in the Colorado mountains

An avalanche warning, indicating the likelihood of triggered and natural slides, is in effect through Jan. 18, 12 p.m. Click on the image to visit the CAIC online for more details.N

Slides kill 3 in Canada 7 others rescued at Fernie, B.C.

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — New snow and high winds have prompted the Colorado Avalanche Information Center to issue an avalanche warning covering the mountains from Vail through Summit County and the Front Range. Human-triggered slides are likely on steeper wind-loaded slopes, especially those facing northeast through southeast. The warning is in effect through Jan. 18, 12 p.m.

The red-coded high avalanche danger rating means dangerous avalanche conditions with natural and triggered slides likely to very likely and the potential for large avalanches in many areas. Travel in the backcountry is not recommended. Continue reading

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