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The Washington State Department of Transportation uses multiple methods to make sure that drivers stay safe from avalanches. This particular method might be the most striking though. The DOT fires live artillery rounds at unstable snow to trigger avalanches while drivers aren't out on the roads. 

Via KGW News
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So you missed your bus, at least you aren’t this skier who started an avalanche on Mt. St. Helens in Washington. Whoopsy doodles!

via Imgur

If it hasn’t been your day, your week, or even your year, at least you didn’t start an avalanche. Take this knowledge and go forth into the world.

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"Rare!!! Slow and very powerful avalanche. We hear the sound of trees that break!!!" reads video's caption.

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Four friends skiing in the Swiss/French Alps faced incredible turmoil when one of their own got buried in an avalanche. One of the rescuers happened to be wearing a GoPro and captured the whole experience on video. Read more about the story here.

 

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