Some parts of B.C. Interior primed for avalanches: Avalanche Canada - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy
-2.5°C

Some parts of B.C. Interior primed for avalanches: Avalanche Canada

FILE PHOTO
Image Credit: Avalanche Canada via Facebook
December 12, 2015 - 6:00 AM

REVELSTOKE, B.C. - Avalanche Canada is warning backcountry users about the danger for potentially deadly slides in British Columbia's central Columbia mountains.

The warning includes parts of other regions such as the Kootenay Boundary, north and south Columbias and the Cariboos and applies from Friday to Monday.

Particularly concerning is terrain that lies north of a line roughly between Penticton, Nelson and Cranbrook, and south between Williams Lake and Valemount.

The centre says low-elevation, open terrain such as cut blocks below treelines are often considered safe playgrounds, but reports of unexpected avalanches suggest they are large enough to cause injury or death.

The centre recommends people avoid steep slopes between 1400 and 1800 metres, including cut blocks, cut banks on roads and open areas in mature timber.

It says higher elevations are also primed for avalanches because of recent storms and winds.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2015
The Canadian Press

  • Popular kamloops News
  • Comments
  • Woman locked in Vernon cemetery turns to social media to get out
    VERNON - While cemeteries can usually sombre places for quiet relaxation, they're certainly not somewhere you'd want to spend a night. Unfortunately for Melanie Mae, that's a prospect
  • Kamloops police seeking child and guardian
    KAMLOOPS - A boy and his aunt have not checked in for two days, and now RCMP are requesting the aunt make contact. Kamloops RCMP received a report to check the well being of a six-year-old b
  • That flu you have may not be the flu
    PENTICTON - So, you went to the trouble to get a flu shot this year, but you ended up spending a week on the couch with body aches, chills, a cough, sore throat and congestion anyway? Cheer
  • South Okanagan man gets letter from prisoner who shot him and left him for dead
    PENTICTON - When Ronald Teneycke one of the South Okanagan's most notorius prolific offenders, was declared a dangerous offender after months of court proceedings last March,Teneycke's las
  • One man dead after shooting in Cache Creek
    CACHE CREEK - RCMP are investigating a shooting in a Cache Creek home that has left a man dead. Police responded to a 911 call at a home in the 1000 block of Collins Road in Cache Creek at a
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile