Friday, February 1, 2008

Ketchum, Hailey issue new avalanche warnings

Danger elevated from ?considerable? to ?high?

Express Staff Writer

It's snowing again, and that means avalanche danger is rising.

The city of Ketchum issued an alert at 1:40 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, indicating that avalanche danger had been elevated from "considerable" to "high."

The city of Hailey, too, asked residents to be careful near steep slopes.

The city of Ketchum placed the following streets on alert: Hillside, Huffman and Sage.

"These roads are open to local traffic only," the alert states. "No foot traffic, no service workers, no outside activity. Please remain alert, be smart and stay safe."

Hailey public information officer Heather Dawson issued a similar warning.

"People should be warned not to hike at the base of hillsides, to stay clear of Della View Park and Toe of the Hill Trail, to discontinue snowmobile activities and sledding on the hillsides," she said.

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