High avalanche danger closes county roads near Silverton

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High avalanche danger closes county roads near Silverton

Officials discourage going into backcountry
The Colorado Department of Transportation triggered a slide in 2013 along U.S. Highway 550 near Silverton. The town of Silverton and San Juan County are considering whether to close the backcountry to recreationists because of considerable avalanche danger.

High avalanche danger closes county roads near Silverton

The Colorado Department of Transportation triggered a slide in 2013 along U.S. Highway 550 near Silverton. The town of Silverton and San Juan County are considering whether to close the backcountry to recreationists because of considerable avalanche danger.

High avalanche danger closes county roads near Silverton

Local officials in Silverton are considering whether to trigger avalanches on Kendall Mountain that pose a risk of reaching homes and structures.
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