Natural Resources

Avalanches

Date: March 30, 2011

Location: Lewis Hills

Easting:

Northing:

Latitude: 47° 50.6' 00" N

Longitude: 58° 25.0' 00" W

Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

Source: Canadian Avalanche Foundation, Spring 2011 newsletter; lewis Hillbillies website (http://www.lewishillbillies.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=18695)

An avalanche was triggered by a snowmobiler in the Lewis Hills. He barely escaped. The avalanche had a crown fracture in excess of 3-4 metres and snapped off many trees. Some blocks were the size of cars and trucks. The Lewis Hills is a popular snowmobiling area near Corner Brook.

 
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