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Avalanche warning for the back country

All regions in the BC interior - including the Kootenays, Revelstoke, Grand Forks and Christina Lake - are in high danger of avalanches Saturday and Sunday.

A strong weather system is pushing across the southern half of the province, making this an active region. Strong winds and warmer temperatures create ideal conditions for naturally occurring avalanches.

Over 50 cm of snow is also expected by the end of the weekend.

Peter Marshall, a public avalanche forecaster from the Canadian Avalanche Centre, says the message is simple: "If you're going to go out into the back country avoid all avalanche terrain."

Marshall recommends low angle forested terrain, meadows and glades as safe areas to enjoy the fresh snow.


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