Avalanche Mitigation

CDOT Working Against The Weather Installing New Avalanche Mitigation SystemTwo of the most avalanche prone areas on Colorado highways are getting a multi-million dollar fix from the Colorado Department of Transportation.
Bombs Tossed From Helicopter Help Clear Snow On Independence PassCrews are working to try to get Independence Pass open by Memorial Day. On Thursday they dropped bombs on unstable slabs of snow for avalanche mitigation.
Wolf Creek Gets More Than 4 Feet Of Snow From StormSnowfall from the latest storm to hit Colorado's mountains has already surpassed 4 feet around Wolf Creek Pass.
Highway 550 On Red Mountain Pass Remains Closed For Avalanche MitigationThe Colorado Department of Transportation announced that Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass will remain closed for avalanche mitigation following a slide on Sunday night.
Crews Better Suited For 'Avalauncher' After Last Year's AccidentCrews working on the Colorado Department of Transportation's avalanche mitigation team are preparing to ramp up their workload as more snow falls in Colorado's mountains.
Loveland Pass May Reopen Thursday After 4 Days Of ClosureLoveland Pass may reopen on Thursday after being closed since Sunday. A combination of strong winds and blowing snow created dangerous driving conditions.
Cause Of Explosion During Avalanche Mitigation Still Under InvestigationThe 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.
ATF Takes Over Colorado Avalanche Blast ProbeFederal 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.
CDOT Explosion That Injured 2 May Have Been Caused By Faulty DeviceThe explosion that injured two state workers during avalanche mitigation may have been caused by a problem with the device used for mitigation.
2 State Workers Injured In Explosion During Avalanche MitigationTwo state employees were injured Monday morning after an explosive used in avalanche mitigation detonated prematurely.
U.S. 40 Over Berthoud Pass Back Open After Avalanche Buried CarsAn avalanche closed U.S. 40 in both directions over Berthoud Pass and buried cars in the slide Friday afternoon. It has since been reopened.
CDOT Conducting Avalanche Mitigation In The High CountryThe Colorado Department of Transportation is doing what it can to keep drivers safe in the high country by conducting avalanche mitigation.
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