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Avalanche danger "considerable" in Western Montana

The warning comes after two died earlier this week in avalanche
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Posted at 12:10 PM, Jan 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-04 14:51:54-05

MISSOULA — The avalanche danger for the west-central Montana backcountry is listed as "considerable" into the weekend.

Todd Glew with the West Central Montana Avalanche Center notes in a Saturday morning advisory that large and dangerous "avalanches are likely in the mountains today."

The danger rating -- which expires at midnight -- does not apply to operating ski areas which are the sole responsibility of the U.S. Forest Service.

Glew notes that avalanche conditions are considered to be hazardous.

He added that numerous human triggered and naturally occurring avalanches have been reported over the past three days.

Two people from Anaconda died earlier this week after being caught up in an avalanche near Seeley Lake.

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