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WATCH: Massive Avalanche Causes BC Highway Closure

If you needed any more evidence of just how frighteningly powerful avalanches can be, observe the above video from the British Columbia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure.

According to the Washington Post, the controlled avalanche was set off by transportation officials on Friday, and The Inertia reports that the slide ultimately resulted in the closure of six miles of the highway in the surrounding areas. Watch the video, and then thank your lucky stars for the people who work in avalanche mitigation.

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Runner Who Killed Mountain Lion Shares his Story
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Runner Who Killed Mountain Lion Shares his Story

Runner Who Killed Mountain Lion Shares his Story

On February 4th, 2019, Travis Kauffman was attacked by a mountain lion in Colorado's Horsetooth Mountain Park. The runner was jogging when he heard a noise stirring from behind him. When Kauffman turned around he was face to face with a juvenile mountain lion. The cat lunged and proceeded to attack Kauffman, latching onto his wrist. The two became entangled in a wrestling match, in which Kauffman was able to get the upper hand by suffocating the lion with his foot. RELATED: Colorado Runner

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Massive Inbounds Avalanche in Switzerland Buries Four, Kills Ski Patroller
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Massive Inbounds Avalanche in Switzerland Buries Four, Kills Ski Patroller

Massive Inbounds Avalanche in Switzerland Buries Four, Kills Ski Patroller

A massive and rare inbounds avalanche was triggered on Tuesday at the Crans-Montana resort in Switzerland. The crown of the avalanche was 330 feet wide and traveled over 2700 feet before slamming onto the groomed trail below. The debris, which covered about 1,300 feet of trail, buried four individuals. According to the BBC, Europeans are stunned. Avalanche risk for the region was at two out of five and this alpine village was extensively risk mapped. Theoretically, the odds of this

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Snowpocalypse Hits Hawaii – Rare Snowfall on Maui
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Snowpocalypse Hits Hawaii – Rare Snowfall on Maui

Snowpocalypse Hits Hawaii – Rare Snowfall on Maui

Continuing the trend of ridiculous amounts of snowfall across the American West, Hawaii got in on the action with a snowstorm that hit the Pacific island chain. Snow covered the summits of Polipolo Sate Park on Maui, prompting closures due to “impassable snow drifts and ice on the roads.” RELATED: Snowstorm Traps Guests At CA Resort  The storm left several inches of snow on Haleakala, a volcano on Maui, and produced snowfall at the lowest recorded elevation (6,200 feet) in the island’s