A controlled avalanche in British Columbia proved to be larger than anticipated, and ended up burying six miles of the highway in surrounding areas.
On Saturday, BC Transportation and Infrastructure shared a video online highlighting just how terrifyingly powerful avalanches can be.
According to the department, they needed to reduce snow load in the Lanark Avalanche Path, above the snow shed, on Hwy 1.
The area had been under avalanche warning, and officials needed to take preventative measures to ensure safety.
The controlled event resulted in a dramatic cascade that triggered the Twin Path to avalanche at the same time. The frightening sight was all caught on video:
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