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Avalanche warning continues for west-central Montana backcountry

Mountain Snow
Posted at 10:28 AM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 12:28:34-05

MISSOULA — An avalanche warning has been continued for parts of western Montana.

The West Central Montana Avalanche Center reports the backcountry avalanche danger is listed as "high" in the southern Mission, southern Swan, Rattlesnake, and southern and central Bitterroot Mountains.

The Center cautioned in an advisory that the avalanche hazard "remains elevated with continued wind and precipitation."

Human-triggered avalanches are certain, natural avalanches are likely. Very large, destructive avalanches are possible.

Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended

The avalanche warning will either be extended or terminated at 7 a.m. on Thursday.

Click here to view the latest advisory from the West Central Montana Avalanche Center.