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The danger of avalanches is high in the Colorado Mountains after the I-70 slide


The danger of avalanches in Colorado's northern and central mountains was high on Monday after a day, after a snow slid down a mountain and penetrated an interstate area.

The avalanche was on Sunday on the I-70 motorway, linking the Denver area with the ski slopes, between Frisco and Copper Mountain. No injuries were reported.

The video recorded by Jacob Easton shows that the snowy cloud falls on the mountain on the opposite side of the highway before slipping on both sides of the interstate. This shows that the snow in front of the vehicle is in front of the elevator before snow falls into the vehicle and covers the windshield completely. The vehicle was not trapped.

According to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, up to 3 meters (1 meter or more) of snow falls in parts of the region where the avalanche has occurred. While all of the new snow slippage risks are likely to have peaked on Sunday, he said the danger is still high – below the extreme peak – of the Front Range, Vail and Summit County, Aspen, Grand Mesa, Gunnison and in the Sawatch regions. .

On the well-traveled roads of Colorado, Avalanches is rare. If the risk of slipping is high, the roads are often closed, so that the crew can illuminate in slopes prone to slides.

Three afternoon Colorado mountain crossings – Wolf Creek, Red Mountain and Lizard Head – were temporarily closed on Monday morning to allow the crew to do such work.

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