As the temperatures begin to warm this week, the many layers of snow piled on the sides of Mt. Jumbo will begin to shift, so authorities are watching closely while the area is still closed to the public.
With over a dozen deaths attributed to avalanches this winter, KGVO News spoke with Steve Karkanen, Director of the Western Montana Avalanche Center about the current alert level in the Missoula area.
"We've had 14 people die in avalanches just in the month of January alone," Karkanen said...
One year has passed since the fatal urban avalanche in the Rattlesnake area in Missoula February 28, 2014.
Friday was a busy time in Missoula Justice Court, with three high profile cases appearing before Judge Marie Anderson.
Winter weather advisory from 2 pm today through 11 am tomorrow.
What has come to be known as an urban avalanche on February 28, was caused by human activity on Mount Jumbo that resulted in one fatality and two others buried under the slide that destroyed two homes.