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Avalanche advisory issued for North Rockies

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The Canadian Avalanche Centre is advising residents to use extra caution as they travel into the backcountry this weekend.

There’s a considerable risk of an avalanche at the tree line. The Centre has also issued a moderate warning at the alpine level, and below the tree line.

The North Rockies advisory claims the tree line is "probably the hot spot." It says that a weak layer of surface hoar remains in the snowpack, and in some places, it is susceptible to triggering.

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Although the warnings are in place, the Avalanche Centre reports that there should be good visibility in the mountains this weekend.

For more information on Avalanche advisories, visit www.avalanche.ca

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