New avalanche mitigation

The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin utilizing a remotely controlled avalanche mitigation system on U.S. 50 Monarch Pass this winter. The photo shows one of three units installed recently, which will trigger controlled avalanches with compressed air and gas to provide safer driving conditions for motorists driving over the pass when avalanche danger is high. The system will also offer safer working conditions for CDOT employees and ski patrol workers who assist with operations.

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