Video of the Week: Triggering Avalanches to Clear Roads

What happens when severe weather blocks roads in high mountain passes? This week, watch how transportation and road clearing teams on the Stelvio Pass in North Italy work to clear roads for the season by triggering avalanches. The Stelvio Pass is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps at 2757 m above sea level and is also known for the Stelvio glacier, which attracts many skiers throughout the summer. This video is from Passo Stelvio – Stilfserjoch and was also posted on Twitter by severe-weather.EU.

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