A pair of snowboarders accused of causing an avalanche that buried a road above the Eisenhower Tunnel are facing heavy duty fines to the tune of $168,000 in damages. CBS4 reports the avalanche buried hundreds of feet of roadway above the west portal of the Eisenhower Tunnel last March. It covered what’s known as the Loop Road in 20 feet of debris.
Summit County prosecutors want the two to pay for repairs to a very expensive avalanche mitigation device that was damaged by the slide. The two snowboarders have pleaded not guilty. We will be sure to keep update this story as the news comes in.