Caution urged for Colorado backcountry visitors

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center is urging mountain visitors to be cautious after up to 40 inches of new snow covered the ground from a series of storms.

An avalanche advisory has been issued for much of the state.

Avalanche center spokesman Brian Lazar says people can be fooled by the new snowpack and said some areas above tree line have a potential for up to 2-foot-thick slab avalanches.

According to the Summit Daily
, even a small avalanche could be nasty because victims could be dragged along the ground where there is a lot of debris and rocks.


Information from: Summit Daily News 

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