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An impressive spectacle has taken place in the US state of Alaska: emergency services triggered avalanches on a mountain. Onlookers admired the finish and filmed the falling snow.
Eyewitnesses from the capital of Alaska, Juneau, which lies at the foot of the 1,164-meter-high Mount Roberts, watched a spectacular mission in which the avalanche-prone slopes were cleared of their white splendor.
“From time to time, the Alaska Department of Transportation does routine work to trigger avalanches to avoid human casualties or property damage. They often use a device called a “daisy bell” to trigger them, but not in this case. Loud explosions could be heard rattling our windows all day. I was told they used a howitzer, ”the eyewitness commented on the clip.
With the help of controlled explosions, large avalanches and the resulting dangers are to be avoided.