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January 31, 2014
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Sheriff’s office warns of avalanche danger

El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini and the El Dorado County Office of Emergency Services along with the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit are advising backcountry enthusiasts to be cautious of current avalanche conditions.

As of Friday morning, avalanche conditions were reported as considerable, according to the sheriff’s office. The latest storm brought heavy wet snow, which added to the avalanche dangers. Those who plan to be in the backcountry are advised to check the current avalanche conditions prior to departure.

Those who venture into the backcountry are advised to always recreate with a buddy, have a plan, stick to the plan, make sure someone else knows your plan and what to do if you’re overdue. Always go out into the backcountry prepared for the weather and any potential problem you may encounter.

Visit www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/advisory for current avalanche dangers.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jan 31, 2014 06:12PM Published Feb 6, 2014 02:11PM Copyright 2014 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.