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“Moderate” avalanche danger reported in west-central Montana

Posted at 10:58 AM, Jan 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-05 12:58:35-05
Avalanche Danger
The avalanche danger is “moderate” in west-central Montana (photo credit: Western Central Montana Avalanche Center)

MISSOULA – The avalanche danger for the west central Montana backcountry on Saturday is listed as “moderate.”

Travis Craft with the West Central Montana Avalanche Center notes that large avalanches can be triggered in isolated locations, and smaller avalanches are possible as well.

Craft notes in his latest advisory that the main worry is wind-drifted snow while another concern is persistent slabs.  Anyone heading into the backcountry should avoid wind loaded terrain.

Click here to view the latest avalanche advisory.