High Avalanche Danger in Colorado Following Heavy Snow

March 5, 2019

The avalanche danger in Colorado’s northern and central mountains is high after up to 4 feet of snow fell in some spots in the last few days.

On Sunday, an avalanche dumped snow across a section of Interstate 70 between Frisco and Copper Mountain, covering some vehicles in snow. The Colorado Department of Transportation says it was a natural avalanche and not a controlled slide.

Three mountain pass roads in southwestern Colorado, Wolf Creek, Red Mountain and Lizard Head, were temporarily closed Monday morning so crews could trigger avalanches and avoid natural slides.

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