Avalanche: Skyline Mine Road

Observer Name
Paul Jensen
Observation Date
Monday, February 10, 2014
Avalanche Date
Monday, February 10, 2014
Region
Skyline Mine Road
Location Name or Route
Highway 264 across from Skyline Mine
Elevation
8700
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
40
Trigger
Natural
Trigger: additional info
Sympathetic Release
Avalanche Type
Wet Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
3'
Width
1/2 mile
Vertical
100
Caught
3
Comments
Chevy Tahoe driving to Skyline Mine for the beginning of the day shift and the north facing slope across the highway from the mine let go and pushed the Tahoe off the north side of the road (vehicle was traveling east down the canyon toward the mine) and snow went up and over the vehicle and when the snow stopped, it was piled up to the windows. Occupants of the vehicle were able to get out and walk the short distance to the mine to get a front end loader to dig them out.
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