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Avalanche warning continues for parts of Western Montana

Posted: 9:13 AM, Jan 02, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-02 11:13:44-05
Avalanche Watch issued for Northwest Montana

MISSOULA — The West Central Montana Avalanche Center in Missoula is continuing an avalanche warning is continuing for the southern Mission, southern Swan, Rattlesnake, and southern and central Bitterroot mountains.

The avalanche danger for the west central Montana backcountry is high with human triggered avalanches are certain, according to the Center’s Todd Glew.

He adds the avalanche hazard is increasing with continued snowfall and travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended.

Click here to view the latest avalanche advisory.

Two snowmobilers died after getting caught up in an avalanche near Seeley Lake on Wednesday afternoon.