NY officials warn of High Peaks avalanche danger

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Published: Feb. 17, 2021 at 6:33 AM EST
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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) - New York officials say the avalanche risk in the Adirondack High Peaks Region is high right now.

The Department of Environmental Conversation says the recent storms have brought a significant amount of new snow. They understand people want to visit the High Peaks for winter sports, but they urge them to be prepared for avalanche conditions.

Officials say backcountry users in the area should know the terrain, dig multiple snow test pits, ski and ride near trees, carry a shovel and transceiver with fresh batteries, and not go alone.

In New Hampshire, Mt. Washington’s avalanche danger was listed as “moderate” Wednesday by The Mount Washington Avalanche Center.

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