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iN VIDEO: Avalanche control near Revelstoke packs a punch

There are 1,400 avalanche paths that affect B.C. roads.
Image Credit: TWITTER/Ministry of Transportation
December 28, 2020 - 6:00 PM

The weight carried by showshed tunnels along the Trans-Canada Highway was on full display this week in footage of some avalanche control efforts.

The images are following avalanche control conducted on Thursday, Dec. 23, at the Highway 1 Lanark snowshed, which is approximately 46 kilometres east of Revelstoke.

The sheer volume of snow they’re able to carry is remarkable, but it's not the only structure tasked with such a burden.

There are 1,400 avalanche paths that affect B.C. roads and structures that divert or block snow, accordingly. To stay safe, however, the ministry reminds drivers that avalanche areas are marked and drivers should not stop when within the marked-off areas.

 


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