“At about 0800 hours, the Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office Communication Center received a call of an avalanche in the area of Loveland pass/ski area, mile marker 225 on Hwy 6. The avalanche was described as several hundred feet wide and about 600 feet long. Rescuers observed a single track leading into the avalanche area.” –Clear Creek County Undersheriff Bruce Snelling
Thankful to report no victims were discovered in a massive avalanche near Loveland Pass yesterday. CBS4 reports Colorado State Patrol closed Loveland Pass early Wednesday as rescuers responded from Alpine Rescue Team, Summit County Search and Rescue, Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office, Loveland Ski Patrol and Flight for Life. The debris field was searched by rescuers, avalanche dogs and a helicopter-mounted scanner. After an extensive search, the area was cleared.
“We have an avalanche dog, dog handler, and ART members upon the avalanche slide to determine if anyone is buried and if so, to rescue them. There may be no one involved in this slide, or the worst-case scenario could occur.” –Dawn Wilson spokeswoman with Alpine Rescue Team
Raw footage of search and rescue operations: