British Columbia MoT is embarking on an alternative method to avalanche safety in a pilot project outside Terrace. Some cool footgae of the installation process:
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Avalanche and Weather Program is changing the landscape of avalanche control in Canada.
Dropping explosives from a helicopter has traditionally been our weapon of choice for triggering controlled avalanches. But some challenging terrain on Yellowhead Highway 16, between Terrace and Prince Rupert, has compelled our avalanche team to try harnessing snow and ice rather than letting it loose.
In fall 2014, crews completed Canada’s second ever avalanche fencing installation at the 35 Mile avalanche area, located 56.4 kilometres west of Terrace.
For the complete story, read the TranBC blog post: tranbc.ca
Video Credit: British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure