Lake County

Colorado Department of Transportation

The I-70 Glenwood Canyon will be open today due to early completion of rock fall mitigation work.

Fatal Avalanche Big Enough to Destroy a House

Feb 18, 2014
Colorado Avalanche Information Center

A combination of record snow, wind and warming temperatures created a disaster in the backcountry over the weekend. An avalanche on the east-side of Independence Pass Saturday killed two skiers Saturday. And, the state’s avalanche center says it hasn’t seen such large, destructive avalanches in 20 years. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke with John Snook, a forecaster at the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.