Water threatens Routt County road on route to Twentymile Mine
County crews cut trench to divert rushing Foidel Creek
May 9, 2011
When the water rises
Wet snowpack raises avalanche concerns
Spencer Logan, of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, cautions that high temperatures through the weekend sparked a round of avalanching. Observers reported large, wet avalanches along Interstate 70 and U.S. Route 550. Less impressive but extensive was all the wet, loose avalanching.
“Wednesday has the potential to be a very challenging day for snowpack evaluation,” Logan said. “A potent spring storm could add a layer of wind slabs to the top of the snowpack. Underneath, wet, saturated, weak layers will not handle the load well.”