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Be aware of avalanche danger

Sheriff John D’Agostini and the El Dorado County Office of Emergency Services along with the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit want to remind all backcountry enthusiasts to be cautious of current avalanche conditions.

As of this morning, avalanche conditions are being reported as considerable. This latest storm brought heavy wet snow, which adds to the avalanche dangers. Please check the current avalanche conditions prior to setting out into the snow laden backcountry.

Sierra Avalanche Center, sierraavalanchecenter.org/advisory#null is a great site to check and keep updated as to the current avalanche dangers.

Always recreate with a buddy, have a plan, stick to the plan, make sure someone else knows your plan and what to do if you’re overdue. Always go out into the backcountry prepared for the weather and any potential problem you may encounter.

El Dorado County Sheriff's Office

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