DENVER (AP) — Avalanche warnings and advisories are posted for much of Colorado’s high country because of storm bringing heavy snow to parts of the mountains.
The warnings and advisories are in effect through Wednesday as a snowstorm threatens to drop up to nearly 2 feet of snow.READ MORE: Denver's NAACP Chapter To Host Hour-Long Virtual Discussion Following Derek Chauvin Verdicts
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says that large and dangerous natural and human-triggered avalanches will be likely in steep terrain.
Strong winds are expected heighten the slide danger.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine: No Appointments Needed At 3 Mass Vaccination Sites In Colorado
Two snowboarders were caught and partially buried in a backcountry avalanche southwest of Breckenridge Ski Area on Saturday. Neither was seriously injured.
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