Avalanche Buries Swiss Road In 23 Feet Of Snow

Avalanche Buries Swiss Road In 23 Feet Of Snow

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Avalanche Buries Swiss Road In 23 Feet Of Snow

“A huge lot of stuff came down. The road was covered up to seven metres deep.” 

That is a big ass controlled avalanche by any standard. It was triggered at 4pm on Saturday and miraculously cleared for traffic midday on Sunday, which is a testament to Swiss snow removal.

The mitigation work was in preparation to open the 2,429-metre high Furka Pass for summer operation, it remains closed during the winter because…well just look: 

images from wikipedia

 

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