A special avalanche warning has been issued for a widespread area of Alberta and British Columbia.
Avalanche Canada says there have been several close calls already and warming temperatures will destabilize the snowpack, making natural and human-triggered avalanches much more likely.
The warning is in effect immediately and will remain as such throughout the upcoming weekend. The warning includes the following regions:
- North Rockies
- Jasper National Park
- Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks
- Kananaskis Country
- South Rockies
- Lizard and Flathead
- Waterton Lakes National Park
Anyone heading to the backcountry is told to check Avalanche Canada’s website and have the proper gear and training.
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