Monday , May 17 2021

"Huge" Snow Volume – BC News



The Transportation Ministry's crew worked non-stop to control the excessive amount of snow that fell during the day in the interior and they would work well until night.

There is a high likelihood that 90 stocks of snow will fall on highway 1 near Revelstoke and Golden before Friday.

The transport manager of the district of Ron Sharp says the crews were ready and ready for the storm that hit around midnight.

"It has been enough rainfall to create an unacceptable risk of avalanche overnight, so the highways closed," he said.

Avalanche remote control systems enabled crews to crash the avalanches at night in the three valley valleys.

Sharp said the storm was still very much affected.

Environment Canada says that 40 centimeters fell to this area overnight, with 20 cm today and another 30 cm.

"Our avalanche technicians have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and they are turning to that area," Sharp said. "We have about 35 technicians across the province and in the Revelstoke area we have seven."

Lavinary technicians actively track weather forecasts and levels of danger.

They then picked up the locks and actively worked all day, says Sharp.

"It's no surprise for us," he said.

Sharp added that they were waiting for the avalanche to accumulate, and when they came to a point when they had an unacceptable risk of coming to their own, they closed the highway.

"When the conditions are fine, let's control them and release them," he said.

On Thursday, workers will hit the avalanche two to three times.

"The amount of snow is far too exaggerated now," Sharp said.

Hoping to reopen the freeway for 1 to 20 hours, which is based on the best assumption of weather forecast staff and avalanche expert.

"Our first priority is to ensure that people are safe and that people can come home. Security in the first place, he said.


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