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“High” avalanche danger for parts of Western MT

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Posted at 12:13 PM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 14:15:50-05

MISSOULA — The avalanche danger for the west-central Montana backcountry is currently listed as “high.”

An avalanche warning has been extended for the southern Mission, southern Swan, Rattlesnake, and southern and central Bitterroot mountains.

The latest advisory from Missoula Avalanche notes that the avalanche hazard is increasing with continued snowfall.

Additionally, the advisory warns that “human triggered avalanches are very likely.”

Avalanches may run long distances and travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended.

The avalanche warning is in effect until 7 a.m. on Tuesday. Click here to read the full advisory.