Large avalanche triggered


Tuesday's avalanche near the Lanark snowshed was triggered by bombing from a helicopter, not from the Canadian Armed Forces Howitzers as originally reported. 

After Rogers Pass was pummelled with snow over the weekend, crews blasted areas of Highway 1 Tuesday, bringing down a large avalanche.

Highway 1 was closed between Canyon Hot Springs and the western border of Glacier National Park between 10 a.m. and noon, while Canadian Armed Forces personnel used 105-mm Howitzers to knock down heavy layers of snow.

B.C.'s Ministry of Transportation posted a video to Twitter of one of the avalanches triggered Tuesday, near the Lanark snowshed. The snowshed is near the western border of Glacier National Park.

“Sure makes the Trans-Canada Highway look small, doesn't it?” the ministry posted.

Canadian Armed Forces members have been conducting avalanche control in the area since 1961.

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