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Avalanche Warning in place for the Cariboo region

Avalanche Canada has issued a special public avalanche warning, including the Cariboo region.

The extremely weak snowpack, which happens every 10 to 20 years, has become even weaker, due to the change in temperatures.

“Now with the significant warming, there’s the possibility that that layer wakes up again, at which point any avalanches that release on that layer would be the full depth of the snowpack,” says Tyson Rettie, Avalanche Forecaster.

“very large and disruptive avalanches with the capability of travelling to or near valley bottom.”

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Rettie added that anyone who chooses to go to the mountains, to keep their head up high, and to stay out of avalanche terrain at higher elevations.

The avalanche warning will stay in affect until the end of Monday, May 1st, which Rattie notes will be re-evaluated as the day gets closer.

For more information on the avalanche warning, you can find the release here.

Avalanche Canada’s map can be found on their website here.

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