Crews 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.
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.
The explosion that injured two state workers during avalanche mitigation may have been caused by a problem with the device used for mitigation.
Two state employees were injured Monday morning after an explosive used in avalanche mitigation detonated prematurely.
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.