Remote highway avalanche control gets review
March 14, 2012
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.