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Avalanche Mitigation

Loveland Pass on Sunday (credit: CBS)

Loveland Pass May Reopen Thursday After 4 Days Of Closure

Loveland Pass may reopen on Thursday after being closed since Sunday. A combination of strong winds and blowing snow created dangerous driving conditions.

04/30/2014

An "Avalauncher" (credit: CBS)

Cause Of Explosion During Avalanche Mitigation Still Under Investigation

The Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety says no cause has been determined for the premature explosion of an avalanche shell that injured two state workers on Monday.

04/02/2014

An "Avalauncher" (credit: CBS)

ATF Takes Over Colorado Avalanche Blast Probe

Federal investigators are trying to determine why an avalanche shell exploded Monday while state workers were trying to fire a round up a hillside to clear chasms filled with snow near Interstate-70.

04/01/2014

An "Avalauncher" (credit: CBS)

CDOT Explosion That Injured 2 May Have Been Caused By Faulty Device

The explosion that injured two state workers during avalanche mitigation may have been caused by a problem with the device used for mitigation.

03/31/2014

An image from Loveland Pass Monday morning (credit: CBS)

2 State Workers Injured In Explosion During Avalanche Mitigation

Two state employees were injured Monday morning after an explosive used in avalanche mitigation detonated prematurely.

03/31/2014

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U.S. 40 Over Berthoud Pass Back Open After Avalanche Buried Cars

An avalanche closed U.S. 40 in both directions over Berthoud Pass and buried cars in the slide Friday afternoon. It has since been reopened.

03/07/2014

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CDOT Conducting Avalanche Mitigation In The High Country

The Colorado Department of Transportation is doing what it can to keep drivers safe in the high country by conducting avalanche mitigation.

02/16/2014

A CDOT avalanche mitigation team (credit; CBS)

CDOT Crews Don’t Get A Break With Avalanche Mitigation

With the threat of more snow combined with what has already accumulated, Colorado Department of Transportation crews have been busier than ever monitoring avalanche paths in the high country.

02/12/2014

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CDOT Crews Hard At Work On I-70 Avalanche Control

Recent snowfall after a dry start to the season has led to a considerable avalanche risk. That applies to all mountains in the central part of Colorado.

01/24/2012

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