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Officials Hope Remote-Controlled Avalanches on Lizard Head Pass Will Help Keep Vital Byway Open During Snow Slide Season

Officials Hope Remote-Controlled Avalanches on Lizard Head Pass Will Help Keep Vital Byway Open During Snow Slide Season

A new Swiss-designed avalanche control system on the pass southwest of Telluride aims to make it safer for crews to trigger slides. The remote-controlled system uses elevated towers to drop ordnance on snow-loaded slopes.

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