'Be aware of what's above you'—Spring snow brings avalanche danger

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — Winter may be over, but the Alaska Avalanche Information Center is warning that avalanche danger remains a threat.

New heavy, wet snow has a hard time sticking to the mountainsides and will slide off easily.

Experts with the AAIC says that both human triggered and natural avalanches are likely during storms and up to two days after storms. This is due to springtime sun and daytime warmth. Once the clouds break and the sun comes out, the new snow will warm up quickly and slide off the slopes easily.

Alaska Avalanche Information Center Executive Director Debra McGhan spoke with KTUU about one of the most dangerous and avalanche prone areas right now.

Watch her interview with Channel 2's Mike Ross above.

You can check the Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center Avalanche Advisory here.



 
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