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Avalanche danger high for Turnagain Pass

By KTVA CBS 11 News 9:33 AM January 1, 2014

People are being asked not to travel into the backcountry

ANCHORAGE- A special avalanche bulletin for the Turnagain Pass area has been issued by the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center.

People are being asked not to travel into the backcountry until the snow pack has a chance to settle down, according to the bulletin.

Heavy snow and rain in the area raised the risk of an avalanche for both above and below the tree lines, researchers said.

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