Silverton may close backcountry for avalanche danger

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Silverton may close backcountry for avalanche danger

High risk prompts potentially unprecedented move
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.

Silverton may close backcountry for avalanche danger

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.

Silverton may close backcountry for avalanche danger

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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