Highways shut down in Colorado during extreme avalanche conditionsStaff Writer |
America This is the latest in a string of avalanches across Colorado
Colorado is facing potentially historic avalanches, threatening to shut down major highways that pass through the Rocky Mountains and forcing some popular ski resorts to close their slopes.
This is the latest in a string of avalanches across Colorado.
On Thursday, the avalanche danger in Colorado was elevated to extreme, the highest on the scale established by the National Avalanche Center.
“This is the first time that four backcountry zones have gone to Extreme Avalanche Danger since the ten-zone forecast format began,” the Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) said on Thursday morning.
"Historic avalanches have run around the region [Thursday] morning, and they will continue to do so," they added. ■
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