3 Died in Colorado Avalanches Over The Weekend
Three people died in Colorado avalanches over the weekend, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.
A total of 132 avalanches were reported from Friday to Sunday (Dec. 18-20), 49 of which were caused by humans.
In addition to the three deaths, nine people were caught in avalanches over the weekend. Weak snowpack is being attributed for the high number of avalanches occurring — officials say avalanche conditions in the state are the worst they've been since 2012.
More people die in avalanches in Colorado annually than any other state. Six people died in Colorado avalanches in 2019 and 23 people died in avalanches throughout the U.S. during the year.
Anyone heading out the backcountry is asked to first check out the official avalanche forecast at www.colorado.gov/avalanche.
Here's video of an avalanche that occurred on Saturday:
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