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Explosives Trigger Controlled Avalanche in British Columbia

2018-05-03 14:35
Footage released by British Columbia Transportation gives a panoramic view of explosives triggering a controlled avalanche on Morrissey Ridge near Fernie on April 26. BC Transportation said the controlled explosion prompted snow deposits to come within 100 meters of a nearby highway, which was closed at the time. The safety procedure follows two fatal skiing incidents in the area in January. This video shows the explosives prompting an avalanche. Credit: BC Transportation via Storyful