CDOT avalanche control

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT)-- CDOT says they will continue to do avalanche mitIgation to help keep people safe.

CDOT partners with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center to trigger avalanches in a controlled environment.

They are warning people to check forecasts and conditions for areas that are at-risk for avalanches before they travel.

They say mitigation can last through May depending on snowfall.

"This is that time of year, where people really need to be aware and check conditions before you plan a trip, or before you plan to do any recreation outdoors in the backcountry,” says CDOT spokesperson Presley Fowler.

CDOT monitors over 200 of the nearly 500 known avalanche paths.

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