Missoula avalanche danger warning

Feb 28, 2014

Missoula law enforcement are going door to door  in the lower Rattlesnake neighborhood of Missoula between Richard and Holly streets, advising residents of the unstable snow conditions and danger of avalanche. Although no mandatory evacuations are being ordered, residents are being advised of the risk in deciding whether to  stay or leave.

Local authorities have also advised folks to stay off Mount Sentinel, Mount Jumbo, and Waterworks Hill because of the increased avalanche danger.

These warnings come in the wake of the avalanche earlier this evening below Mount Jumbo, that destroyed one home and prompted the rescue of three people temporarily buried by an avalanche.