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San Juan County OEM
Thursday March 14th, 2019 :: 08:18 a.m. MDT

Alert

Avalanche Warning for the North San Juan Mountains. HIGH Danger (Lev 4 of 5) expires 6:00AM 3/15. Respect road closures.

Avalanche Warning for the North San Juan Mountains.

* TIMING...Beginning 6:00 AM, Thursday March 14. Expires at 6:00 AM
Friday March 15.

* AFFECTED AREA... San Juan Mountains...San Miguel Mountains...Rico Mountains...Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide...La Garita Mountains

* AVALANCHE DANGER...Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist. The avalanche danger is HIGH (Level 4 of 5). Very large avalanches are
likely, and some will run naturally

!!DO NOT LET BLUE SKIES FOOL YOU!!

!!Respect Road Closures!! Closed Kendall Mtn Road, Shrine, CR 110 and CR 2.

* REASON... Intense recent snowfall and strong winds made for very dangerous avalanche conditions. Large and destructive avalanches
are likely.

Instructions:

* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Backcountry travel is very dangerous. Do not travel across or below steep slopes. Avalanches could run long distances.

Address/Location
San Juan County OEM
1557 Greene St
Silverton, CO 81433

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 970-387-5531

Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Category:
Public and private transportation
Event:
Snow Emergency

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