New technology triggers avalanches above Highway 145

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New technology triggers avalanches above Highway 145

30-foot towers help CDOT clear snow from slide paths
An avalanche hits Colorado Highway 145 as part of mitigation work using new remote control detonation. The Colorado Department of Transportation has installed five towers along the highway between Rico and Lizard Head Pass that lower explosive charges onto slide paths to reduce avalanche danger.
Todd Jones, Colorado Department of Transportation maintenance supervisor, coordinates avalanche control work on Colorado Highway 145, north of Rico.
Becca Hodgetts, a forecaster for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, monitors avalanche control work in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Transportation.
The Colorado Department of Transportation removes snow from a controlled avalanche from Colorado Highway 145 after a slide was triggered in Yellow Springs Gully.
The Colorado Department of Transportation uses new remote-controlled technology to trigger avalanche paths above Colorado Highway 145.
Lisa Schwantes, communications manager for the Colorado Department of Transportation, shows the many avalanche paths above Colorado Highway 145 that CDOT monitors and controls.

New technology triggers avalanches above Highway 145

An avalanche hits Colorado Highway 145 as part of mitigation work using new remote control detonation. The Colorado Department of Transportation has installed five towers along the highway between Rico and Lizard Head Pass that lower explosive charges onto slide paths to reduce avalanche danger.
Todd Jones, Colorado Department of Transportation maintenance supervisor, coordinates avalanche control work on Colorado Highway 145, north of Rico.
Becca Hodgetts, a forecaster for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, monitors avalanche control work in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Transportation.
The Colorado Department of Transportation removes snow from a controlled avalanche from Colorado Highway 145 after a slide was triggered in Yellow Springs Gully.
The Colorado Department of Transportation uses new remote-controlled technology to trigger avalanche paths above Colorado Highway 145.
Lisa Schwantes, communications manager for the Colorado Department of Transportation, shows the many avalanche paths above Colorado Highway 145 that CDOT monitors and controls.
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