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Flathead Avalanche Center issues avalanche warning

Avalanche Warning
Posted at 9:24 AM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2022-02-28 17:40:52-05

MISSOULA — The Flathead Avalanche Center in Hungry Horse has continued a backcountry avalanche warning for sections of Flathead County and Lake County.

Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist in the Swan, Whitefish, and Flathead mountain ranges, and the Lake McDonald and Marias Pass areas of Glacier National Park until 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

According to the Flathead Avalanche Center, recent and drifted snow are overloading fragile, reactive weak layers. It will be easy to trigger large, wide, and deadly avalanches. Natural avalanches may run long distances.

People are asked to avoid riding or traveling in avalanche terrain.

Click here to view the latest avalanche advisory from the Flathead Avalanche Center.