Sgt. Powers near the scene with the latest on the avalanche at #alpinemeadows 1 confirmed fatality,2nd victim with serious injuries on the way to a hospital. SAR volunteers looking for more potential unaccounted victims. Ski resort still open, but area near Subway ski run closed. pic.twitter.com/DC209XK2g1— Placer Sheriff (@PlacerSheriff) January 17, 2020
At approximately 10:30AM PST this morning, January 17th, 2020, an avalanche occurred near the Subway run at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort near Lake Tahoe, CA. The Placer County Sheriff's Office has announced that one man was killed in the slide, and another was seriously injured.
— Placer Sheriff (@PlacerSheriff) January 17, 2020
The resort is still open, but the area in which the slide occurred has been closed. As of 12:50PM PST, emergency personnel have called off their search for more victims, based on the belief that no one else was caught in the slide. Our condolences go out to all those affected.
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