CDOT minimizes risks with new avalanche mitigation system

CDOT minimizes risks with new avalanche mitigation system
Local News

By Elise Reuter

SUMMIT COUNTY — Workers drilled on the side of a steep slope, just over the edge of one of several chutes collectively known as the “Seven Sisters,” the most active avalanche area to cross a Colorado highway. The site would connect a gas line to one of 11 devices known as “exploders” facing the east side of Loveland Pass, generating a burst at the push of a laptop button to mitigate large avalanches that often block U.S. Highway 6. “The problems start right here. This is the big slide,” said John Crowder of Parsons Construction. “There are seven slides here.”Since …

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