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Remote highway avalanche control gets review

EMPIRE, Colo. (AP) - Colorado transportation officials are considering using remote control to reduce avalanche danger to drivers instead of using artillery shells on mountain roads.

Transportation engineer Peter Kozinski says Europeans are using a remote controlled system that uses an oxygen-propane mix to force an explosion in the snow pack.

According to KCNC-TV, the department is now trying to find money to pay for the program. One proposal would create a partnership with mountain communities.

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